Over the last two years my wife and I have been unsuccessfully trying to have children. We decided to go through the IVF process which has proven to be both extremely stressful and complicated. Luckily, against the odds, the process has worked first time and we our expecting our baby to arrive at the end of June.
I wish to capture this moment in our lives and in a series of portraits of my wife. Through these photographs I want to show some of the emotion involved in the process and the relief of it being successful without it being all about the IVF process itself.
The project will be broken down into 6 development segments:
- Initial ideas. Research.
Research photography which is related to pregnancy and portraits in general. Develop ideas to be used in an initial photo shoot
- Initial shoot
Take a series of photographs based on work carried out in segment 1.
- Ideas development, evaluation of shoot.
Evaluate the photographs gained from the initial shoot and use critical thinking to develop ideas further.
- Further shoot
Complete an additional photo shoot to show development of ideas.
- Evaluation and adjustment of shoot
Evaluate images and make any necessary adjustments. Do further shoots if needed.
- final images/display options.
Prepare final images and look at display options.
The result of this project will be a set of 10 -20 photographs. All work carried out will be shown in my blog which will include critical thinking, analysis, preparatory work and research.