a diptych refers to work of art that has been divided into sections, hinged together + relatable. This was the concept we had to base our photographs off for this assessment.
The concept I am exploring through this body of work is the narrative behind food that is put in front of us at the table – how it is plated and constructed. I wanted to represent an experience of transition and movement through the photographs, by beginning with minimal ingredients and evolving into a full plate of food. The aesthetic and formal qualities in my photography are significant. I work with clear surfaces and lights to create an edgeless, frameless photograph where the ingredients appear to be floating and there is a sense of luminosity. I wanted to make sure either two or three images told a narrative in a way that complemented each other. Therefore, the development and stages of how food is plated and constructed, I thought was a successful story to be able to convey between multiple images.
The aspects that worked out successfully included the subtle light that highlighted the bowl rim, turned out as I had anticipated. Rather than harsh lines, I was trying to produce a subtle highlight underneath the plate. The diptychs were the final compositions as they told the narrative accurately and concisely rather than dragging it out through another unnecessary image, in the form of a triptych. GDA