Spirit Leaving the Body is a photo-story that I created in first year photography, inspired by the works of Duane Michaels. I had a prop coffin that my mother had given me (a prop for her Halloween parties) and I was excited to use it in a photo shoot. I was alos excited about learning how to do double exposures and manipulation of imagery within the camera.
At the end of second year
I was encouraged by my instructor, to enter a student photo competion in
Photo Life magazine, a Canadian publication. I submitted Spirit
Leaving the Body as well as some other work. I was both surprised
and elated when I found out later that summer that my photo-story had made
it to publication. Below is a very crappy scan of the slide, which
does not do the original artwork justice at all.