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 #06 Edit for Rita Khin, Myanmar, first published on www.instagram.com/kevinwylee.
Good to hear from you. It’s been a while since since we met, so it’s good to see your images and how you’ve progressed since.
Your “4 Walls” submission had a wide edit of 97 images. My final guide edit cuts it down to 20.
I began editing with an instinct I got while browsing your images, and with one image in particular, that of the hut in the forest, the wilderness. It looked like a quiet, safe sanctuary. And I read the rest of your images like a road trip, a long one to escape the city, the eyes, and judgement to this secret hut. So I edited the sequence with this implied narrative motivated by the text you wrote.
If I imagine this work eventually as a book, the beginning opens with a long road trip with sprawling landscapes, blurry passings of time and sight. Then we chance upon intimate portraits of lovers sandwiched secretly in the middle. The final pages depict the roads at night, and the inevitable time for departure, and the parting of ways.
I filmed the editing your work with more comments and advice. I will post that up shortly on IGTV and Youtube under my “#LOCKDOWN EDITING” series. Have a look when it’s up.
Hope this is helpful moving forward.
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.