Monthly Archives: November 2009

Mini Me

My recent photo project was a fictional narrative in which I decided to use little figurine people. In the end, it ended up being a reflection of me and certain aspects of my life. The first three photographs are the ones that were the most successful and effective in their execution. I plan on adding to this series of images.

Below are the photos that I feel were not as effective as the ones above for several reasons.
1. I do not like the look and feel of combining life-size objects within the scenes I created. It was agreed upon in class. I am glad, however, that I experimented with it.
2. The images are too literal.
3. The image of the multiple people was also not to my liking as it does not fully convey the message I intended it to and is not as pleasing as I initially thought it would be. I look at it, and I quickly move back to the other images above.

For my final project I plan on continuing with the exploration of this alternate perspective of life. I am not sure yet if I am going to continue with this series or start a new one. You will have to wait and see!

Showcasing the Life of an Artist

I read this great article this morning that I wanted to share. It highlights some points we’ve heard about recently and provides insight on the life of the amazing photographer Bruce Davidson.

“Clyde Beatty Circus”

“Yosemite National Park” 1966

An image from Davidson’s “East 100 Street” series, 1966


Here are some of the shots I took on Toy Camera Day with my Holga. Enjoy!!

some inspiration

My current photo project is a fictional photo narrative. I was unsure what I wanted to do, but knew that I wanted to incorporate some of ‘me’ in it. I always find coming up with my idea to be my biggest challenge and I really struggled with generating an idea for this project. The good thing is, that once I know what I want to shoot, it’s all downhill from there. The majority of my inspiration for this project came from and Vincent Bousserez’s Plastic Life series which can be found on his website at The images are both creative and humorous, while incorporating everyday items into the photos.