I chose to make my images about the relationship between constellations and knowledge. Constellations are a foundation to basic concepts that we use on the day-to-day basis, which include mathematics and time. I wanted to emphasize on the transition in observing surroundings and translating them into significant innovations that will eventually transform the human existence.
I chose to work with a composition that had plenty of white space so I can add in the constellation illustrations. I also added a gradient with a mask behind the figure to show the transition between night and day and emphasize the relation of time passing. It also functions to make the setting for the constellations appropriate. I had to use the clone tool to remove distracting items from the photos. Also, the original images were not centered, so I had to move the subject over. The book was originally covered in typography and she had black nail polish on, so I removed that as well to not distract viewers. I took the photos in Payne’s Prairie. I wanted the setting to be simple and to imply the presence of nature, but not to be the main subject of the photos. I added the Andromeda symbol on the book to show the transition between the constellation and knowledge. The constellation is on the right side of her face; this is a strategic decision due to the fact that her face points to this constellation.