My position as a designer, is to identify a problem and intervene with a graphic design solution. Within this structure, My research experiments will consist of tests to will help narrow the topic of portrait and narrative toward a valid and concise focus.
(If I were to join the El Dorado teams my personal question may begin as: how can photographic narrative asssist with the facilitation of two separate communities?)
A test will include aquiring models and photographing them (with added graphic design elements) to expand the traditional photograph to contain more layers of meaning and information. I would like the photographs to speak loudly and drip with narrative.
I will refer to those whom I look up to as portrait masters to keep my work in check:Felix Gonzales-Torres, Portrait of Ross
Sophie Calle, Self Portrait
Sophie Calle, The Love Letter
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still