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Exercise 5.1

The brief for this exercise is to create a set of still-life pictures showing traces of life without using people.

My husband and I were on holiday in Mexico these past two weeks and I decided that I would do this exercise there.  I only had my DSLR with me so used that for the images. Life in a holiday resort in Mexico is transient in nature and I decided to focus on aspects of room service. I decided to convert the images to black and white because they represent nothing more than a past memory to me now. While the photos reflect traces of the occupants of the hotel suite, they also carry nuances of the waiters, servers and maids that cause room service to happen and make the guests’ stay a pleasant one.

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