A while ago, the photo club that I am a member of decided to produce a photo book. There was no theme to the book, we were requested to submit up to 6 images, preferably on a theme of their own.
After mulling a few ideas over, I decided to go with one theme, the title from one of my favourite songs, Woman in Chains by Tears for Fears. I remember hearing it quite a few years ago and was struck by soulful voices and the message contained in it. So now I had my theme, I had to work out mu six images, out with the sketch book and pen and doddling began.
So after a while I had whittled my original ideas down to six. Now to take the concept out of the sketchbook and bring it to life, so to speak.
I collected a few props, most of them was in the house, a few I had to purchase, the chain and a new white backdrop.
And here they are, I kept them all black and white and in a portrait mode.
The first image is of the chains themselves.
The second image represents sex.
The third in the series, Childcare.
Look carefully on the chains, there is a babies dummy
The fourth image is for Cleaning.
The fifth, Cooking.
And the sixth and final image is Ironing.
All images were processed using Silver Efex Pro, a really great piece of software.
Thanks to my model for the afternoon, the chains were quite heavy and she put up with a lot from me, hopefully her efforts were worth it.
I took away a few ideas from doing this, and am now in the planning stages for more projects based on the titles of songs from my playlist.
Watch this space.