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. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/08/arts/design/08kenn.html?ref=arts

“Clyde Beatty Circus”

“Yosemite National Park” 1966

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

Holgasmic

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 http://little-people.blogspot.com/ and Vincent Bousserez’s Plastic Life series which can be found on his website at http://www.twentyonehundred.fr/. The images are both creative and humorous, while incorporating everyday items into the photos.