By: David Standish Wright
Ankle Eyes is a digital short that involves both photography and film. In it, I experiment with point of view. My goal in this project was to toy with the idea of perspective in a very unique way. When I was still in the developmental stages of my concept, I was inspired by an ankle injury that I suffered during football this past September. During the final minutes of a game, I was taken to the ground in a large pile-up and my right ankle (the same one used in the filming of the video) was both broken and dislocated. The action happened so fast that it was impossible to tell how, exactly, enough torque was generated to cause that devastating of an injury. By using an odd perspective on the human body such as the ankle, I was able to capture routine, daily activities and convey them in an unusual light. Leading up to most of the different actions I tried to capture an interesting photograph. The aim of these pictures was to depict various textures from strange viewpoints of the actions to follow. When watching this video, I encourage you not to simply watch the actions take place, but to analyze the originality of the perspective.