My Thesis Project, Beyond
Mystic Lake, explores the concept
of narrative through a series of fine art photographs. Working in the directorial mode, within a hybrid of directed and
constructed reality involvement,I employ a narrative arc to visually tell a story. The universal
story structure I ascribe tois
“Voyage and Return,” where the hero travels to another world and back again, in
order to learn about themselves, and get a better understanding of their role
in the world.
My intent for this project is to visually entertain and provoke the
imagination. I hope to engage the viewer’s imagination by referencing classic stories of this
genre. Drawing on the history and structure of literature,
my objective is to impart on the viewer an understanding of the universal quest
of an individual’s journey toward self-realization.
I capture the images on a DSLR and use compositing techniques during
postproduction in Photoshop. I will be presenting between 16 to 20 images at
final review. The prints will be 12” x 18” on Canon Pro Platinum Photo paper,
presented matted and framed.