Below are the photos that have made the shortlist. I have several in my mind which I believe are the stronger images but I want to hear an honest opinion as to which should complete the final set.
Through imitation of Rorschach inkblots and fear I have portrayed my interpretation of the sublime through an alternate landscape, my fear landscape focusing on Freud’s theory of the Uncanny. A fear landscape in an actual landscape.
Focusing on Freuds theory of the Uncanny where a familiar object, paradoxically, appears unfamiliar and unsettling, I want to depict my childhood fear landscape. As a very young child, I was scared of the trees which reached out like witches fingers. Part of the assignment will depict the feeling of the trees looming over me, thrashing, reaching out to grab me whilst the others replicate ink blots (used in Psychoanalysis to determine character traits, thoughts, fear. I want my images to use the uncanny, to allow the imagination to possess the subconscious to see shapes, faces, monsters or dreams. I have to include 6-12 images.
I have never submitted an assignment in black and white but felt the monochrome would work well with the theme.
Slide show- Witches Fingers