Photo Submission by Shane McGeehan on Aug 23, 2012 - 06:08
About the Shot
"Captivity" was created by blending well over 60 exposures into one single image. This was probably one of the most complicated works I had created in a while, being that each and every single part of the image was shot separately in the studio, then layered in place, and made look real by creating shadows and gradients. The meaning is poetic and I will leave that up to the viewer, however I have a few thoughts. I just recently moved to Ohio for graduate school in photography, and being in a completely new place kind of puts you in strange moods. This image is, in a way, how I feel right now. Surrounded, yet alone. On the positive side, there is a slight glimmer of hope above me. Prints at 25x32 at 300ppi. This series ("Visions") is a collection of large-scale surreal imagery inspired by altered perspectives in the dreaming state, where our reality is sometimes a bit sideways, or even completely upside down. Within this work, you are being told only fractions of a story and left to fill in the gaps with your own imagination.