Wednesday, 12 November 2014

This Week's Inspiration: Dina Goldstein

It's been a while since using this platform as part as my reflective schedule. Due to my other blog CHAZABELLA always on high demand, and also being used as my professional side of the industry, I find this blog to be more of my inspiration/reflection with my pinterest, alongside my journal with the module.

During this week, I watched Gregory Crewsdon: Brief Encounters. It was a documentary feature film about the photographer Gregory Crewsdon, who creates storyline, movie production photographs. Following him as he created his 'Beneath the Roses' exhibition (which took 10 years to create 50 images), we were able to explore and experience the 'behind the scenes' production, and the creativity that get's put into these photo's.

I felt the whole movie to be highly inspirational from start to end, showing the journey he goes through from location picking to actually taking the images on the day. The way he worked was through always keep his mind open to inspiration, even when he was travelling to locations on his day to day business. This inspired me to leave the lecture, with a fresh open mind, spotting things which I find inspiring, but not just noticing it but using it to my own advantage and creativity.

I am a huge fan of photographs that tell a story, use of props and fantasy aspect. Myself being a huge fan of Tim Walker, watching the movie made me think about not just Crewsdons work, but other inspirational photographers to myself.

While watching the movie, one photographer I admire came to mind throughout. With his style of suburban locations and emotion, I felt Dina Goldstein was just as fitting to his vision.
Dina Goldstein is know for creating photographs which show the 'hidden/cruel truth' mixed with childhood, desires and fantasy. With her DOLLHOUSE exhibition just finishing, It made me want to look more indepth into her work.