Posts Tagged ‘photo-essay’

Mumi | the project

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ext. story: 12 years old

Play to hear Mumi talking about this photo.
“…I’m not exactly sure of the circumstances around this photo but I remember where it was made and why. it was in 1977, I was 12 years old and it was the first year in which I stopped being able to walk. as far as I can [...]


ext. story: 11 months old

Play to hear Mumi talking about this photo.
“…this is difficult because I can’t remember that moment. I believe I was 11 months old. My parents had always told me that I’d managed to walk my first steps at nine months, but I don’t really believe that. Nine months is probably too early. Eleven is [...]


ext. story: 2nd. audio recording

Play ” to hear “…five sentences about me. I am small, I talk a lot, but not always. I am severly handicapped. I’m a pleasant, humorous and melancholic fellow…and I’m overrated!”
I was relatively pleased with the audio quality of the first interview, yet I still felt there was room for improvement. Apart from the handling [...]


ext. story: 1st. audio recording

I did my first audio recording with Mumi yesterday. I used a digital audio recording device with an external mic. Despite some handling noise every now and again, I’m quite pleased with the sound quality. I will probably attach the mic to a small tripod to avoid the handling noise next time and I’ll do [...]


ext. story: video shop

MUMI_EDIT_VI – Images by Philip Benjamin
Mumi usually gets up at around 4pm and goes to bed at approx.4am. I’ve been trying to capture the essence of his nocturnal activities. These frames were taken on a visit to the local video shop.


ext. story: massage

MUMI_EDIT_III – Images by Philip Benjamin
I’ve been thinking about something that Adam & Olly said during a recent talk they gave on research.”…clicking a shutter is a little like closing a door. Research is keeping the door open as long as possible”. I really love this quote because it is so plausible and I (as [...]


ext. story: Mumi weekend

MUMI_EDIT_V – Images by Philip Benjamin


ext. story: Mumi getting up

MUMI_EDIT_IV – Images by Philip Benjamin


short story: Mumi

MUMI_EDIT_I – Images by Philip Benjamin
Mumi particularly likes this image of himself in the shower. It implies an abstract dynamism. He says he feels as though he were running a marathon or something.
MUMI_EDIT_II – Images by Philip Benjamin
Mumi is a friend of mine who has agreed to collaborate with me in putting together one of [...]


short story: Finja

FINJA_EDIT_I – Images by Philip Benjamin
This is a story about the adventures of a young girl called Finja. One of the two stories that I have been considering working on for the extended essays project this semester. I had already worked together with Finja during the relationships brief, so access to her and her family [...]