I used this photo for my ANZAC Photography Assignment. I called it 'Heart Written'. When I was given the assignment I immediantly thought that I wanted to do something that was out of the ordinary. It was obviously based on war so I wanted to look at it from a different perspective. I didn't want to include death, blood or pain. So I looked at it from a woman's perspective. First I decided that I wanted to use my friend Meg as the model. Then I had to decide what I wanted her to be doing and what perspective of war to look at. I ended up wanting it to be a woman at home writing to a loved one. I could picture a lady in black and white writing at an old desk. I had a few issues with setting this scene. It became tricky to have my model, Meg, over at my place to take the photo.
I also had to try and find clothes that would have been worn back in 1914. I ended up finding an old white top that could have been warn back in the day and used that. I have a nice old desk at home but because it was getting tricky to organise both Meg & I and our very busy schedules we decided to do it all at school. We organised a wooden desk from the school office and placed it outside where the light was best. I borrowed Mrs Sydes SLR, dressed her up and took many photos. After doing different things with her hair, sitting her in different positions and fiddling with the whole setting I put the pictures on the computer and played with photoshop. I used different filters until I got what I was after which is the picture above.