Tourmaline .

Miniature Diorama Photographer

As I Lay Dying

When I was in high school (11th grade I believe) I read ‘As I Lay Dying’ by William Faulkner. As I remember it, we had a list of projects we could choose from to complete based on the book. Whatever I chose was something about illustrating different chapters.

Now keep in mind, I didn’t start doing anything with photography until 11th grade. Even then I had no real focus, I was adamant about being a film/ dark room photographer and I think I preferred landscapes. It wasn’t until sophomore/junior year of college that I learned to love digital and began to use miniatures in my work…yet, 4 years prior, for an English project, somehow, all I managed to create were set-up miniature scenes. Not good ones, mind you, but set-up miniature scenes all the same.

Without further ado, I give you my 1st ever miniature photography series (a set from 6 years ago).

10 Responses to “As I Lay Dying”

  1. y. prior

    how cool to reflect like this – you do nice work – so creative and a feel to your work that is all your own!!!

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  2. ChristineR

    The closest I’ve managed to developing film is developing xrays when I worked as a receptionist-nurse for a small country practice in Western Victoria, Australia. This was done in a dark room, the vat was held in a hip high divided metal box. The exposed xray film was taken out of the metal casing and hung on a metal frame which one then lay over the first vat with the film hanging in the solution. This was decades ago, and I’m pretty sure it had to go into a middle section of the vat before the final rinse. The old memory isn’t what it used to be! :)

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  3. Raewyn's Photos

    Great photos. I first learnt about photography 40 years ago. I have gone through different phases over the years but now love digital photography as it is more about where I want to go and achieve with my final images. I did a lot of post editing in the dark room and out of it. Very messy and I didn’t like the fumes of the chemicals. The most important thing is to enjoy it and develop your own style. :D

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    • Jennifer Nichole Wells

      Thanks :) I still enjoy darkroom- I love hands on processes. When I started to take digital classes I really didn’t like it at first. Then I began to do large panoramas and then building scenes and I brought back the hands-on aspect to my work and I began to love digital. You make a great point that it’s all about what you want to achieve with your final images :) Thank you for the support.

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