TSU-HAN HWANG   黃楚涵
DIGITAL IMAGING    數位攝影
B&W DARKROOM    黑白暗房
ALTERNATIVE PROCESS    古典顯影
MIXED MEDIA    混合媒材

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關於複合媒材

About mixed media


       有的朋友會問我一開始是怎麼決定用什麼樣的媒材來創作,而我的答案是其實不管是用哪一種媒材來創作並不是第一重要的。


      我覺得最重要的是我的構想是什麼?我對攝影所了解的本質是什麼?因為不管是什麼相機、鏡頭、軟體、顯影方式等等的都只是幫助我完成我的作品的一種方法,以及幫助我拓展我的視野。它們並不知道我會拍出什麼樣的照片。


      對我來說,怎麼去觀察環境,以及和環境溝通比較重要。在我想好大方向之後,腦中自然而然就會合成我覺得最能表達出我的構想的拍攝和顯影方式了!

我之前跟過的一位商業攝影師和偶遇一位教4x5相機的老師也說,先把景架好,燈光和相機永遠是最後才擺上去的。


      還有一點就是,要怎麼去平衡混合媒材和影像也是一個很重要的課題。之前的老師常常評我的作品太像一個裝置藝術。我承認去嘗試各種不同的媒材蠻好玩的,但假如那些媒材喧賓奪主,觀眾只會去想這到底是怎麼弄的,而沒辦法仔細去想我真正想表達的。那對於一個創作者來說是一件蠻失望的事。所以結論是,去了解各種不同的材料、他們的特性、給人的感覺才比較能和攝影相輔相成。



Some friends ask me how do I decide to utilize different kinds of materials or processes to present my works. My answer is those are not my primary consideration.


The main thing is what I want to convey. How I understand about photography. No matter what kinds of cameras, lens, software, and prints are just a genre of methods that helps me to present my work and extend my perspectives of photography. They don't know what images in my brain are.


It is key to observe and communicate the relationships between subjects and environments. As I construct my concept, I know how I present my works.

I used to work with a commercial photographer and met an instructor who teaches 4x5 camera. They said that they always set up the scene first and keep the lights and cameras in the end.


Another main issue is how to balance mixed media and photography. My instructor criticized that my works are too far away from photography because they were like a decoration. I admit that to experiment various materials is really fun, but if those materials attract audiences, they will focus on those media but not my concept. It is a shame for an artist who wants to tell stories. Therefore, to understand distinct characteristics of materials and processes can help me to mix with photography equally.