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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks

Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 22, 1960. With a Haitian-American father and a Puerto Rican mother, Basquiat's

A piece of film will lead the viewer through a developing reel of moving images where thoughts remain continual as each movement is processed and analysed. With a stationery shot, viewer attention is completely focused and drawn to all components discouraging further distractions. Susan Sontag discussed this principle in her essay ‘On Photography’, she believed “Photographs may be more memorable than moving images, because they are a neat slice of time, not a flow.” If successful, a photograph can have the strength to resonate and leave an imprint on the mind even for some time after observation, allowing further consideration.

Every project has numerous obstacles. While composing the series, there were technical challenges that led from photographing in dark conditions. An ongoing challenge for Johnson is that she finds it to be difficult to refine and clarify what it is that she is interested in. Johnson starts with a general curiosity and is then struck by something that she chooses to explore and work with. Questions arise from these sudden ideas and sorting through them can be difficult as she attempts to decipher what it is that she is intrigued by.