- Thus Me
A Year With Anastazja Zielińska
PROJECT OVERVIEW ANDBACKGROUND
Although a great deal has been written about photography, it has generally been and still is regarded as a document of truth. The idea that photography plays an important role in constructing myths has not been emphasized and needs to be explored (Galer2004). The objective of this project is to use the ability of photography and design to construct a myth. The desired outcome is to render a successful myth via the means of photography and design. For the myth to be successful it hasto be regarded as truth.
The objective of this project is that a limited edition hand crafted publication is to be crafted which showcases the photographs of a famous photographer taken in documentary style by their assistant.
I therefore created 3 personas for myself to embody. The famous photographer, assistant photographer, publisher and designer is myself and this results the publication as a parody.
Persona1: The famous photographer, Anastazja Zielińska, which is the subject of assisting photographer (Persona 2) and therefore the subject of the book.
Persona 2: The assistant photographer, Zelé Angelides, who takes photographs over a period of a year whilst assisting a famous photographer (Persona 1)
Persona 3: The designer/publisher Zoey Ashby, who designs and hand crafts/publishes the book.
I, Zelé Angelides, have art directed, modeled, photographed, edited,designed, hand crafted and published the book Thus Me in all its entirety.