In light of the current Covid Crisis and Lockdown across Asia and beyond, I am offering free photo editing once a week for photographers and artists who have a body of work or series of photographs and need/want my help in editing and sequencing. This offer is open to those in Asia and all genres of work.
Here is Week #02 Edit for Kunga Tashi Lepcha, India, first published on www.instagram.com/kevinwylee.Hi Kunga,
Thanks for sending your work.
1) Your Days Of Summer images are essentially a portrait series so I’ve edited it as such. I notice 2 different sets of images within the series 1) bright hues and meditative images with a lot of sky and scapes 2) and the other snapshots, dark colours in confined spaces. It is a bit tricky navigating between the 2, having more images would help and more variety too. But here’s a guide sequence of 10 images that attempts to transition between them. You need more time on the series, more images, and ones that allow you to bridge between them. I wanted to see more contextual images like that of the journal page. It may be an idea to pick key subjects and have more depth, rather than spreading yourself thin.. 2) Previous notes apply to your “Home By The River” too. Rivers, like mountains, are good starting places for artist/poets to muse and hone their craft. I wished I had these to run to in Singapore, but alas. Having said that, a lot of photo projects have been done on rivers as theme so it’s a challenge to bring something new, without repeating.
Here is a guide sequence of 5 images inspired by your line “The uncertainty of belonging in a place where home becomes the river every year during monsoon, and gradually, home is becoming the river.” The 5 images, are aesthetically consistent, chooses one subject as protagonist, and ponders the river in an absence of it (both visually and as a narrative device).
You show a good base which will only get stronger with more time, a bit more consistency, and a whole lot more image-making. Hope this helps.
Thanks, #stayhome and good luck.
This effort is part of my “#Lockdown Editing” series, undertaken in #circuitbreaker lockdown in Singapore.
To submit your work for consideration: Send a wide edit of your photos (low res) along with a synopsis/statement to [email protected] (NOTE: Send once only, don’t spam) I will select one work each week, edit and send back a sequence. Will also share the edited project on my and @invisphotogasia channels. Will do this as long as everyone #stayhome and there is sustained interest in this offer amidst the #covid crisis #lockdown.