Ramona, 18, Melbourne.
In my first year of a Bachelor of Photography at Photography Studies College. This is a mix of my personal photography and class work.
An assignment for Creative Industries, aiming to create a mood and show an intention through body language, and lighting, respectively. From this I concluded that it is natural for people to read body language in a portrait, whether it is the intended focus or not. Lighting also has a powerful effect on images, be it dramatic or subtle.
Semester One photo essay. This is my brother, Billy. He is 15 years old and has autism spectrum disorder. He loves music, water and experimenting with different textures & tastes. Billy is non-verbal and communicates with a speech program on his iPad - yet he manages to have the cheekiest sense of humour I know. I think he comprehends a lot more than we realize; perhaps just in a different way to you and I. Photographing Billy has made me want more than ever to know the thoughts behind the curious expressions I’ve captured.