Jem Raid self portrait figurative video artist

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Rock, Face, Body

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I take photographs of stuff I find near to where I live and where I live there are some old quarries. I love posing and making self images so the idea for the title and the theme emerged from these two aspects of my life. I also like to make montages in Photoshop so that too became part of the idea.

Rocks do look a bit bland especially from a distance but when close up colours appear and I used the palette I saw and spread those colours throughout each section of the video. I interspersed some woodland images between the sections to show what might have been there before the quarry or indeed after it. The audio is made with a homemade Benjolin Drone Synthesizer and Echo Base Delay.

I love doing this and that has to be my major reason for making my art.

The video is 7 minutes 7 seconds long in 4:3 format.

The video is in HD 720p 960 x 720
Also available in FHD 1080p 1440 x 1080