Like a filmmaker, I’ll use anything to create the illusion. The image is usually grounded in a self-portrait, but I often (not always) use compositing which means I combine different photos or digital elements together.
I shoot on location or in a home studio. Some of the backgrounds are shot separately, either on loaction, or as real-world minatures I’ve built. More recently, I’ve been using digital 3D modeling. In the case of the cinemagraphs, I have also used AI and viudeo editing software. I built the rabbit head.
At the moment I tend to post my newest work to Instagram first. What is not included here (yet) are two cinemagraphs I have done recently (am currently working on another one). Cinemagraphs are moving still images. While the file formats may be the same as any video, the content differs from a typical video in that it feels like a photograph. Only one that moves. If you would like to see what I mean check out the pieces the Lost Art of waiting (looks like a sitting woman beside a phone), and Some Days It’s Like This (woman with a tornado over her head) on my Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/jackie.ferrier/
Woman on the Edge
The Rabbit Hole Effect
Woman on the Edge (work in progress)
The emphasis on this work is creating cinematic stories with a still image. To learn more about this series, visit Woman on the Edge (work in progress)