KC McAllister '20 is a fine arts graduate of Longwood University with a concentration in photography. Her digital prints create a cinematic feel with stills depicting stories of human emotion. Four stories reveal different levels of perception within the same situation.
"My final project is inner human emotions and thoughts. What goes on inside our heads that no one else knows about during certain situations. The idea of sonder is also mixed into this project. The realization that everyone has their own separate story their own life. With people you know and people you just pass on the street. In this project, I am showing four stories about what people think about in different situations. Some are about love while some are about anxiety and depression and the thoughts that go on inside the subject’s head during these situations.
I want to create this work because I feel like people a lot of the time do not realize or understand people’s life’s outside of their interactions. Especially inside their heads. People are thinking things we would never think other people would think about or say. I want to create those moments in time within popular situations that go on in a lot of people’s everyday lives. I want my work to be relatable to people who go through these situations and have the same thoughts. If people do not relate to the subject, I want them to understand the idea of the project.
The style of the project has a very cinematic feel. When I thought of telling these stories I thought about films. I thought if I was going to tell a story through multiple pictures why not make it like movie or short film. After all a movie is just a bunch of pictures put together. I also thought the black bars a lot of films have will portray the idea a story and that they all connect."
Point of Departure is on view until May 31.