Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
This project has become quite a challenge for me.. I began with a set idea and plans to stick to it, but I've been discovering that sometimes you have to venture off from your traditional ways of thinking about a project or about anything. Here are a few images that I have spent the last few days experimenting with..
Monday, October 12, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I spent this afternoon shooting some new photographs for my empty room project, but I tried to rethink my whole idea and method of shooting. I thought that maybe the room does not need to be empty and maybe charging the space with a presence does not need to be about my sister. I just wanted to leave behind my original idea and try something completely different. I used a glass of milk as my subject and photographed it in different places around my apartment as a drank it. I shot a few with my hand or arm in the image to suggest my presence in the scene. If anyone has any comments of suggestions I would love to hear them!
I've spent a lot of this week looking at different artist's and blogs. iheartphotography is becoming one of my favorites to just browse through and every once in awhile I come across something completely random that I really like. Even though this image has nothing to do with what i'm working on I really felt drawn to it. The artist is Mathias Poledna and he is up on this week's postings from iheartphotography.blogspot
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Here are a few images from my first shoot for this project and my project description...
This is the the core outline or abstract of what you are doing. What kind of work will it be, what type of shape and generally what thematic underpinning will it contain.
I want to create a presence or energy in an empty space. I have been struggling with the idea of a person or persons being physically gone from my life but still they have a presence in it. I want to charge this space with these people that are no longer a part of my everyday, but are still a large part of me. Their energy is still all around. I want to find a way for this space and the items that I place in the room to convey that energy.
Technical Skills Covered
This is the first time I have attempted a photographic project with a digital camera and digital printing. It is important for me to learn how to properly photograph in RAW format and become comfortable with the technical aspects of digital shooting. I also want to find a way to use photoshop to emphasize or assist my visual delivery so that it accurately represents my conceptual idea of a charged space/room; possibly helping my light situation or compositing other images into the original photograph. Finally, I would like to learn how to use the printers in our lab in order to fully understand how to make a quality image when printing digitally. The transfer of what I see on the screen to what prints out is something that seems difficult and I would like to become more knowledgeable in that process.
The medium is going to be a digital print made from a digital photograph. I think the size will be dependent on how many I decide to print. I am currently deciding how many I will need in order for this project to be complete. Due date will be towards the end of October.
Damien Rice – Grey Room – musical reference
I haven’t found a lot of readings that have been an source of inspiration or a reference yet, but in general I have been reading Invisable Man, Trainspotting, and for my seminar class, Regarding The Pain Of Others.
Unsure about the grade for this project for now.
- Shooting successful digital images
- Using photoshop to assist with enhances the photos
- Printing in the digital lab
- Conveying the energy that I want to create within the grey room
Elinor Carucci is an artist I've been looking at recently. A lot of her work deals with her personal relationships and the idea of getting closer to someone by photographing them. Her body of work titled Closer is one that I particularly relate to. I have been working on a project that deals with my relationships to certain people and how they define who I am or who I have become and how those relationships effect my perception of mortality and humanity in a person, or sometimes the lack of humanity. I like that her work show an interaction between her and the people that she photographs. There is a sense of intimacy between them.