My mother and i keep our house in a pretty cluttered state, but is not too crazy. we are able to find a balance, but it reflects back on our lives as a whole. one thing mum does which is really ironic is that in her room, she keeps some of her clothes in a neat pile on her bed - its still cluttered but in a polite manner.
My mother and i have a house that seems very lived in, its always cluttered and messy but you could say thats how we relate to our home; because we carry the same nature (most times). We have a cluttered lifestyle. so in this images ive tried to capture that through taking an image of my mother's bedroom, she has clothes on her bed constantly but she does this thing where she stacks it neatly and leaves it in the corner. so there is a hint of irony.
Image 7 - Final - Documentary series, untitled My mother sitting at the kitchen bench after making her morning coffee. the aesthetic in this image compared to the other 6 doesn't match up, in post i did try to bring back some warmth into this image, to compliment the heavy wood grain tone consistency in the others, however the lighting coming from the window was too harsh and cool. so this was the best i could do
Image 6 - Final - Documentary series, untitled. my mother's scars, the one in between her eyes
Image 5 - Final - Documentary series, untitled. another shot of my mother room, only this time its from a different angle, i wanted to let the viewer know that because of her disabilities, she is basically bedridden (we do go out a few times a week though) and is now unemployed. the dream catcher is a strong symbol in this work - the little pendant in the middle of the string is actually from a necklace she was given to wear on her wedding day (she is divorced now), however this stone is…
Image 4 - Final - Documentary series, untitled as ive said in previous posts for my WIP, my mother and i like living in cluttered space, because our lifestyle as a whole is very cluttered and ever-changing, there isn't one habit we rarely stick to, unless its our morning coffee or a particular TV show. this is my mu's room, where she keep piles and piles of books that she reads
Image 3 - Final - Documentary series - untitled i wanted to show both the good and the bad within my mother's personal life, this image represents her past (before having me), showing her tattoo in full view, the young goshawk represents freedom, passion and strength. these 3 traits still run right through my mum, she has never given up unless she had to.
Image 2 - Final - Documentary series, untitled this second image goes straight into my mum's daily struggles with her disabilities, those being Osteoarthritis and Epilepsy. this image shows a sense of ambiguity as well my interpretation being the only person who has seen all her bad moments as well as the only one to help her and care for her, because we live together.
Image 1 - Final - Documentary series - untitled. The subject matter within this image is the cherry on top: the big white photo of my mother and i together, as well as other little artifacts that my mum has collects throughout her life. this photo is too introduce you into the relationship i have with my mother, simply being one of pure harmony and solid, loving friendship.
keeping the same composition ive managed to capture my mother sitting on the bed trying to take off her shoes, the side lighting brings texture to her facial expression and her struggle to bring her leg up. i obviously would help her out with these kinds of things but she usually tries to push herself to do it on her own.