This series of work focuses on the post-pandemic era, illustrating a re-introduction into society and social settings. This series makes references through the act of vaping, drawing similarities to ectoplasm. It is the method of capturing a moment and documenting a social interaction post covid. Using vaping as a medium and playing with the unpredictability and density of the smoke, creating a dense mask over the model. Whilst photographing in the intimate setting, the smoke clouds the face and moves in an unpredictable way, making this a repetitive process trying to capture and document this. Using the method of drawing back into the images added an extra layer of detail to the piece. Looking back at the piece whilst working it, new lines or shapes that had not been there before would come to light. With the drawing in place, you are given all those tiny tedious details.
Reflecting on these pieces of work, what stood out to me most was the process of photographing these images and the method of drawing back into the images. It added an extra layer of detail to the piece. Every time I inspected the piece I was working on; I would notice a new line or a new shape that I had not seen before. You do not get that typically from the still image. Most of the time you look at it, get your opinion and move on, you do not study the details, whereas with the drawing in place, you are given all those tiny details and are more drawn into it.