The Chase is a project which portrays the importance of letting go. It depicts how feelings could be so toxic sometimes that holding onto them can entirely consume us, which often leads to mental disorders like Anxiety and Depression. We cannot possibly move forward when we are constantly holding on to that bar from our past; and letting go is the only healthy way to move on.
This visual narrative presents a character who is trying to chase a cloth, which is a symbolism of his toxic thoughts and feelings. He eventually catches the cloth, but then tragically gets entangled into it, which metaphorically portrays how he get trapped inside of his own feelings. To get rid of cloth, he tears it apart, depicting that we must let go off the toxic and suffocating feelings that otherwise would consume us.
Study of cloth
To understand the nature of the cloth and its flow, I did an experimental study where I photographed a cloth in various positions.
I created the cloth in Autodesk Maya using the N-cloth tool. To give a more dramatic look to my compositions, I added intense lighting using Maya. In the post-production, I added overlays and textures using Adobe Photoshop to give a natural and enhanced look to the Style-frames.