Much of my interest lately has been examining places in and around Sarasota which could mimic this European idea. For example, for my architecture assignment I photographed a subdivision entrance which resembled a vineyard settled in the rolling hills of Chianti. I photographed a small local cafe housed within a structure resembling an old French alley. However, I tried to incorporate things such as modern buildings, roads, cars and people to show a sense of change and progression.
Obviously, these are not the ruins of an 18th century Medici palace, but they could resemble such, and I find that an intriguing topic for photographing. What I would like to do with this project is to take a model (or several) and place them in locations I've scouted which could very easily be an alleyway in Paris. I will be choosing models with close European ancestry and dressing them in contemporary fashions and photographing them in these spaces. Through this, I want to be able to show that like fashion, people and places can successfully change and reinvent themselves.
With these view cameras I've really been enjoying the tilt-shift qualities they enable. I think I would like to shoot these with black and white film utilizing tilts and shifts to give interesting depth of field perspectives.