This week’s activity was my favorite one so far. The goal of this project was to imagine your own death and take pictures of it. I always thought about death and wondered how I would die. I noticed how many people worry about death and what happens after it. I believe that you must live your life to the fullest and not worry about death. After all, death is inevitable.
So for this project I wanted to be a little creative rather than simply die. I got my girlfriend to help me and we came up with an idea. We staged a murder committed by a crazy, jealous girlfriend.
Here’s the scene : I cheated on my girlfriend and she found out. She was so furious and wanted me “out of the picture”. The next day I came home after work and she surprised me with dinner. I began to eat and enjoyed the meal. She walked over and kissed me on my cheek and said “revenge is a dish better served cold.” She had poisoned my food and I slowly fell into an eternal sleep.
I tried to incorporate fashion into the picture , similar to how Kaoru did. So I wore my favorite brand, Obey Propaganda and the shirt says “no mercy”. I felt that shirt would go well with the way I died. I tried to play with the black and white to make the lipstick stand out and I thought the lipstick would make the death more mysterious, dramatic.
Overall, this was a really fun activity and I loved the concept of imagining your own death, then walking away from it.