Being 17

Rebecca, Age 17

  • Photograph
  • A2 landscape

My friends were in the arcade and, as they looked over to me, I took a photograph. The photo captures the vitality and spontaneity of the moment where nothing was staged. I was drawn to the LED lights casting unusual colours on their faces. During editing, I used digital effects to emphasise certain colours. I also tried to bring out the juxtaposition of the blurred and sharp details. My main inspiration was cinematography, specifically the colouring of Wong Kar Wai’s movies where the colours are heightened.