Griffin Morse BFA Photography Thesis Fall 2021
Ducking Out of a Downpour but Still Getting Wet
Ducking Out of a Downpour but Still Getting Wet is a visual exploration of memory and unreliability therein. What we remember about different events, how feelings or emotions are catalogued, and what truth may or may not lie in those recollected experiences are the conceptual cornerstones of the project. The initial work emerged from firsthand experiences of derealization—a feeling of disconnection from reality—and the current facet of the project is linked to the first by a shared instability of perception. These photographs were made using all analog darkroom processes. There is a formal reliance upon abstraction, in-camera multiple exposures, and mundanity of subject matter. These elements unify to construct a visual diagram of memory and skewed perception transcribed via the photographic medium.