My thoughts when I first read this task was to do something more creative and not so literal to what I done. Wanting to be more creative and create images rather than shoot objects as such. However, although I shot objects they still fit in with the theme of the images coming from me rather than the camera. Both the mini tasks in this task come from my own questions and confusions that stem from when I was a child with both the images being taken at a place I have spent a lot of time, taking photos of things that have existed there for a long while.
I didn't have a clear idea of what to shoot so I went our armed with my camera to explore and hunt for something. Headed towards a nearby forest and countryside that I have always spent lot of time at. While here I rediscovered some things that have always posed questions to me or that I have never understood. Despite being a literal take on the task, these images reflect my thoughts, interests, and in some ways my childhood and early teen years.
With the first image, I came across a pile of twigs/branches - three piles to be more exact. Their location is in a small part of the forest where you can see the country fields at the other side. This woodland area is not owned by anyone, and as far as I am aware are not kept and looked after by the local council. However, in the same spots there always seems to be big piles of twigs. Sure, twigs fall all the time, weak trees fall over as well in bad weather. However, the piles are neat and fairly organised. This is something I don't understand as I don't understand why they are there or how they got there.
I had a similar memory jogging experience when I came across what to shoot for the image that asks a question. Three years ago while at the forest on a fashion shoot during my A Levels I came across an empty name flower reef. This was quite sad, and also a bit eerie at the time. Ever since then when I go back to the forest it is still there. I actively look for it now, as I find it bizarre how it is still there and as in tact as the first day I found it. This time however, it was not in its usual place. Only a few weeks back I saw it there. Turns out it had been moved from its position against a tree to against a fence. This - to me - poses a few questions some new, some leading back to when I first saw it a few years ago. Who's was it? Why was it put there? Why was it there so long? Why was it moved?
I realise these are personal questions that need context to understand and ask, and are the main reason I took this photo as it has always been intriguing to me and a source of questions. However, anyone can look at this and ask questions. Such as; why did she take a photo of it? who were they for? why is it there?