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Process diary

Alexander Jasprizza

Newtown High School of the Performing Arts

Artwork title
Shadows
HSC year
2013
ARTEXPRESS year
2014
Expressive form
Photomedia
Artist’s statement

The shadow represents the unconscious aspects of the personality, which an individual hides from themself and the world around them. My work, Shadows, provokes a questioning of identity among its viewers through my literal representation of the shadow within the medium of black-and-white photography. Shadows draws influence from photographers such as Max Dupain and Trent Parke, and draws conceptual ideas from the philosophies of Karl Jung. The work was created using a 35mm film SLR camera and enlarging and printing in the darkroom.

Influencing artists: Max Dupain, Trent Parke