Monday, May 1, 2017

Class Portraits 2

 Callie used a black background for her portraits.
 Ben made use of motion blur for his portraits.
 Like Ben, Rafi used motion blur.
 Shae caught people jumping, in mid air.
 Lauren focused on architecture so I utilized the cityscape for her portrait.
Ava made use of multi-frames that showed motion, her smile increases here.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Class Portraits 1

For this series, I aimed to distill the style of the subject into my own portrait, adding my own perspective on their work. I tried to maintain their original style while also putting my own spin on things.
 Jackson's work focused on text, so I highlighted the text on his hat.
 Nina's work centered around hands, I found her work to be mysterious so the blur in this photo is my interpretation of her mystery.
 Jack was focused on architectural photography, so in his portrait I found a geometric background to highlight his face.
 Maria took black and white portraits with overlays of the same person.
Bethany drew inspiration from Andy Warhol and made colored grids of portraits.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Winter 5

For this series, I focused a lot on grey. Still capturing aspects of the neighborhood, I wanted to make it more grey and monotone. I captured both ground and view scenes, employing both white and black borders as well as one without a border at all.






Friday, March 3, 2017

Winter 4

This is the fourth installment of the winter series, where I created diptychs of photos of scenes around the neighborhood.  I experimented here with eliminating borders on some and I thought it worked well. I was working with balance and symmetry as well with dissonance and unbalance. This is the last entry and I am happy with my progress. I think I developed an eye for finding images that work well in context with other images. I look forward to compiling the best of this series.






Friday, February 17, 2017

Winter 3

For this third series I continued to create diptychs with images found from around the neighborhood. I experimented a bit more with these such as going more abstract in the composition and adding black outlines instead of solely white. I think I was succesful in staying with my concept while also furthering my experimentation.







Friday, February 10, 2017

Winter 2

This is the second installment of the winter series. I am still finding unusual views and scenes from around the neighborhood, and contrasting and pairing them with other images to create my impression of the area we are in. I am still trying to communicate the reality of the neighborhood in an abstract way. I focused on lines and patterns to highlight aspects of the area.






Friday, February 3, 2017

Winter 1

For this series, I wanted to capture, in a abstract way, elements of the neighborhood. I wanted to take photos that might represent the area in new ways or ways not common to the average person. All of the images were taken around the neighborhood. I chose to do the diptychs so I could patch scenes from the area together in an abstract way, while still keeping them cohesive.