VISA 241: Introduction to Digital Photography
The goal of this project was to create photographic images that capture a unique relationship to things, challenging normative ideas about non-human objects at large. I drew inspiration from canonical "bowl of fruit" still-life images for my work, using a fruit scented hand lotion and pale, pastel colours to imitate the mood of those paintings that aim to represent objects and things. I wanted to explore the idea of objectivity by photographing something that disappears as it becomes a part of the human body. If something like hand lotion is considered a non-human object, what does it become when it it absorbed into our bodies? I tried to capture this predicament by photographing the process of absorption.