The definition of uncanny can be seen as subjective. It is a translation of the German word unheimliche meaning the opposite to what is familiar. Something, which is seen as a mixture of the familiar and unfamiliar, that is often experienced as strange or peculiar. Freud explored the uncanny by using the story of ‘The Sand Man’ fading in and out between the illusion of fantasy and reality. I wanted to merge these two conflicting ideas into one using the fictional story Frankenstein for the bases of my images. I also wanted to incorporate the story of creation as to me it is unsettling to imagine the one being creating us “in his own image”.
The Creator, 2015, Photography, University of Wollongong