In this blog post we will be looking at one of the photographers I looked at for my research on the third mini brief.
Laura Zalenga is a German photographer refers to herself as a “Self-Portrait Artist”. A lot of her own projects explore her own image and identity. Laura sees photography as a “type of therapy that gives you the ability to heal yourself and others”. Zalenga shoots with a Nikon D600 with a 50mm prime lens, remote triggers and a tripod. Her process for creating images is finding somewhere she can express herself and then composes the image presses the button. She uses Photoshop to touch-up the image but has recently been trying to do more in camera. The Nikon D600 is a budget full-frame DSLR that is cheaper than Canon or Nikon’s flagship full frame DSLR’s. They provide high quality images and give you a shallower depth of field than a crop sized sensor would allow.
I wanted to look at Laura’s work for the (Im)Perfections brief because, it looks at the human body and we continue to question what is the quest for ideal human. Laura has incorporated multiple exposures and photomontages, within her portraits creating a narrative within the portraits.
Check out Laura http://laurazalenga.com