Anne P.

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What are you looking for? (by Anne Pannecke)

First of all - thank you Lara for this great tutorial. I was really inspired to try things out for myself. 

THE FINAL IMAGE

THE CONCEPT

With this image I was a little bit inspired by the "Alice in Wonderland" Story. Central for me in this picture is the question of/ search for your own identity and how you define it.

The character in the picture looks at a wall, her head turned unnatural in the wrong direction - for me this is a symbol of looking back on your own past/ mistakes..., which often rules your view of the world today. In contrast to that her body turns forward, showing a key. For me the key is a symbol for the possibility to unlock your mind/ your passions, it is a way to open new possibilities in the future. It's so close you can grab it. It lets you wonder what it will open/ what the future will look like. Also she is wearing a red shirt. It stands in contrast to the dull wall she is looking at. For me it symbols the fire of your dreams that wait to be unlocked.
The crop is intentionally very close with lots of headspace. It shall convey a feeling of being caged in but at the same time show room for thinking.

BEHIND THE SCENES


As you see the setup for the picture is pretty simple - I just used my living room for the shoot, a wall photo for the background and some trees I shoot for really subtle texture (like the old saying "miss the wood for the trees")


I am still very new to conceptual photography and would appreciate any helpful feedback. Many thanks already. See more of my photos on my website

Stay happy & creative,
Anne

PS: English is not my mother tongue - please excuse any mistakes...

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