Monday, September 29, 2014

Project one: Description

Throughout the project, I tried to break down the sub conscious barriers that restricted my photographic creativity. However it wasn't until after I was done shooting that I really began to embrace the artistic nature of this project. After listening more to Mrs. Abens, I was really able to learn how to take pictures from prospectives other than the typical ones you might see on Instagram. I picked these images because I thought they were the best examples of my work, and they fit my personal taste. That being said, I tried my best to edit these images in a way that brought forth their strengths and covered there weaknesses. And although there is still much to learn on this subject, I am honestly proud of these six images. 

2 subjects, 30 photographs

 This image is a personal favorite of mine. The element of anonymousness associated with the subjected person adds an interesting element to the image. I edited this photo by increasing both the color contrast and the brightness to add more texture to the image. Also, I leveled the lines of the image to draw attention to the multiple and definitive lines. Link to the original:
 This image is particularly interesting to me. We have on the right side, a man who symbolizes the faults of our culture. He is blocked by this thick stone wall, and attempting to numb his pain with the alcohol in his right hand. However, he is only a side note on the overall message conveyed by this image. I edited this image by removing distracting lines and edges, and tweaking colors to perk interest in the viewer. Link to the original unedited:
This image adds an alternative view to the original subject. Because it is a close up, it causes the viewer to take into account the subtitles of this object. Specifically the multiple shades and colors that are embodied by this object. In this edit, I increased color contrast and depth so that each element of the image was depicted. Link to the original unedited:

 This image was taken under the cover of night using a low light lens. I then increased the warmth and saturation of the image to try to create a newly creative color scheme. I also added a blurred boarder to minimise distractions that would have been applied by the background. This image is a favorite of mine because it offers a unique prospective on an already interesting subject

This image offers a slightly blurred depiction of a spider in its web. The interesting color schemes and filters encourage the viewer to look at the subject from multiple prospectives and take into account the variables that occur. I decided to edit this image in this way because I thought it showed many different dimensions of the photo that would have otherwise been unexposed.

This last image displays a unique color scheme that is not only appealing to the viewers eyes, but also inflicts many physical feelings and senses. I decided to edit this image in this way because I thought that it offers a unique prospective to this photograph, and allows the viewer to feel the image rather than just see it

Monday, September 15, 2014

Recent Memories

The images above all represent memorable moments in the past few months of my life. These photos were all taken and edited by myself, And represent things that I am passionate about, or hold a significant influence over my life.

My links

99 different photographers

Critical Mass Winners

Photo slaves

my pinterest

Personal favorite Photographers:
Bob Avakian
Norihisa Hosaka
Christopher Capozziello/AEVUM

Summer of exotic adventure

Summer of 2014 was one to remember. I spent my days roaming around with my best friends, doing anything that caught our eye. From spanish country sides to urban portland hot spots, I made sure to make the most of my three month vacation. I swam, ate, explored and relaxed. Making sure to avoid anything work related as much as possible. Durring the hottest days, you could find me and my friends down at the docks of our Willamette river. Or sleeping in until noon. My summer was both long and rewarding As my friends and I proceeded to navigate the endless streets of Portland, we made several pit stops along the way. The image above depicts a king salmon that we pulled out of the Willamette river with our bare hands.  It took us about twenty minutes to get him on to the dock, but once we did we made a new friend and a new summer memory.