Maxwell Sobieski

An Answer

Class of: 2023

Major: Fashion Design BFA

Medium: Photo Roman/video

Faculty: Wendy Letven

Prompt: For this project, we looked at the Photo roman La Jetée and decided to create a narrative Photo Roman of our own.

I decided to create a Photo Roman that roughly follows a reoccurring dream I have about being the last person on earth and going back to my childhood home. I changed this narrative slightly to make it more visually compelling and create more of a sense of mystery by having my face obstructed by an air filter mask ( eluding to Corona). The location I chose was this abandoned 18th-century farmhouse near me, a place I spent a lot of time exploring as a child. Lucky for me it happened to be snowing that day which added another layer of eerie tranquility and covered all the trees and fields with a shroud of soft light that set my dark clothing apart from the landscape. The sound I chose was a combination of a Tibetan meditation bowl and an old piano which a combined together to create a sound that would fill the room the viewer was in, transporting anyone watching into my head.