As this is the last semester of my photography degree, I have to do my Final Major Project (FMP) which will be displayed as a part of our Degree Show exhibition at the end of the year.
For my FMP I am working on a project about the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). About 20% of the population are highly sensitive, which means that it is too many people to be classed as a disability, and the reason for me to working with this subject is because I am a highly sensitive person myself. The project will be an insider’s perspective on this character trait and will hopefully make a few more people aware of this quality.
I am still at the initial stage carrying out test shoots and working with different ideas. After a tutorial with my lecturer on Tuesday, I decided to focus on the idea of trying to create a project that will make the viewer feel overwhelmed, as highly sensitive persons get very quickly overwhelmed with the world.
These are some of the photographs from my test shoots:
With the photographs, I am trying to convey the world as I see it as a highly sensitive person, brighter colours and noticing the little details you find everywhere. I need to do more test shoots and I need to include both the side that makes the trait amazing and the more negative side to it that can sometimes make it difficult to keep up in a fast-paced society.
The FMP is the biggest project I have worked on so far, and I am quite enjoying the opportunity to get more in-depth with the subject.