I was inspired to do my first image based on the opposite of one of the homework questions: What environment do you feel most comfortable? Those who know me well know that I am not a fan of nature. Even getting past the silly things, like the bugs and the poison oak fears, the is a deep and intense fear of nature. I think it comes down to threats I can't see. So for the first image, I took advantage of the large shadows the sun was creating to express this fear.
This week we read an article and watched a Ted Talk on photographer, Miru Kim. She does nude photography in various underground abandoned facilities. After reading the article, I thought about where she photographs and what my comfort level is with abandoned places. Before these images, I had never been to one until I went to Treasure Island this week. I was pretty comfortable being there because I knew we had permission and a permit, but I still couldn't help but feel like I was doing something wrong. What helped was the fact that I wasn't alone. We weren't able to get into any of the structures, although we really wanted to. I felt adventurous to try though, but mainly because I had someone with me. I can't imagine doing what Miru Kim does because had I been alone, I probably wouldn't have gone where I did. And she's naked when she does her work, again, something I would never do.
So my final three images are my way of showing my comfort level with the particular building I found. Alone, I would never go beyond what I photographed because I wouldn't feel safe. I also was attracted to the lines of the building as well as the shadows and damage.