Imagination is quite a difficult thing to interpret into media for the simple fact that there are so many avenues which I could have taken in producing something around the theme.
My initial idea turned to my use of SnapChat, as the app have recently released new filters which in a sense ‘animates our boring reality’ (theverge.com Nov. 8th)
“World Lenses” were released in early November for all SnapChat users to enjoy, allowing users to apply a filter to the world around them. This was the main motivation behind my project, as I wanted to explore what narrative I was able to create from the use of these. These filters are essentially overlays, which I find myself demonstrating often in my editing.
From this point, I decided to just go out with my iPhone 6S and see what I could shoot with the use of my own imagination. At this point, I didn’t really have much direction, I just wanted to experiment and see where I could progress with the visual results.
This is one of the first photographs I took using the filter sparked the idea of creating an abstract experimental piece portraying the imagination of children. Therefore, I began to proceed with my research around the topic.
Carman, A. (2016) Snapchat’s new update animates our boring reality. Available at: http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/8/13562070/snapchat-ios-update-world-lens-spectacles (Accessed: 28 November 2016).