Sunday, May 4, 2014

Final Project- "Without a Roof"

For this final project, I did a documentary of homeless people in New York City.The issue of homelessness was something that I wanted to address in my work because I sympathize with the plight of homeless people and the difficulties that they face in their day-to-day lives. I want to photograph the homeless in a way that can let the audience perceive them on how they live their lives. This series of photographs captures their emotions well and shows how much they really need help. You can see how lonely they are. People are always avoiding and not recognizing the homeless so I think people should change how they view the homeless.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

'Scenes Of Life'

I think this series of photographs shows a strong photographic vision and works well together. I really like how the artist incorporates everyday life events. The first picture point of view from the ceiling or the sky compresses the space of the image into a surface. I like how each picture shows a different emotion, it definitely captures how people act or feel in everyday life. The perspective and angle of how the artist took these photographs gives it an interesting look. There compositions capture different moods focusing on our existence in the world and our dreams. I don't really think the series needs to be improved. This particular series caught my attention and I like it how it is.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lenscratch Portrait Exhibition

Jen Jansen, The Road Ahead, San Diego, CA
I think this portrait does a great job of providing a sense of the model's character and personality because you can get this feeling of innocence and youth. The emotion on her face portrays something about her character as well. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

National Geographic- Landscape Photography

Lava Cauldron, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Photograph by: Carsten Peter 

I choose this photograph because of the vibrant colors. I love the bright yellow clouds of gas as it fades into orange. The overall composition is really nice and interesting. I like the angle at which the photograph is shot because you can see that the whole volcano is active and that the lava boiling in the middle. My eye goes directly to the center of the volcano, which looks like the main focus of the photograph. The details are very clear and I think the colors make the whole image stand out very sharply. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mood Music - Album Covers



This is an album cover for 'Young and Beautiful' by Lana Del Rey. I choose this image because I think the vibrant and glittery colors of the mask fit the style of music.  It gives it an elegant old fashioned type of look. The symbolism behind the mask fits the mood as well. I got inspired to use this song from the movie The Great Gatsby.



This is an album cover for the song 'I'm Just A Kid' by Simple Plan. I choose this image because I think this fits perfectly with the mood of the song. The contrast colors in the background and the boy standing in the middle of the hallway fits this punk/alternative style of the song. He seems lost and is trying to figure out what direction he should go in.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mood Music

The mood and message of the music this album evokes is influenced by music from the 60s or 70s, along with pop and punk music from the 90s. This electronic music gives a different feeling to the audience. The artist definitely tries out different moods and musical textures in each of the songs.  The album is both uplifting and lamenting. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

My Experience

I think assigning us to smaller groups and discussing our photographs was a great idea. It definitely is a better way of communicating with others in the class. When we work in small groups I feel like it is a better opportunity for people to give personal feedback, whether is positive or negative responses. The people in my group said they liked the overall story I captured and how they got a sense of what it was like to be in the city. There are a few changes they said I can make for two of my photographs, but I necessarily don't agree with them because that's how I wanted to capture and edit the photograph to get that particular mood.

Friday, February 21, 2014

‘Picture Story’

National Press Photographers' Association

Quinn Rooney winning second best sports photographer in the year of 2012 captured this wonderful photo of Travis Nederpelt. Travis Nederpelt competed in the Heats of the men's 400 Metre Individual Medley during the Australian Olympic Swimming trials. This caption of the image definitely completes the story. This is image is very compelling because of the way it is shot. He captured nice details of the water and especially the bubbles coming out of the swimmers nose. As the swimmers head comes out of the water, you get that texture and feel of the water. I think he captures great actions shots of different athletes during these events. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Flickr 'Food Porn'

This photograph is considered bad for many reasons. The first thing that caught my eye was the light reflection hitting off of the container, which is sort of a distraction for the entire image. Secondly, there isn't really any focus on a specific subject. All the food objects are kind of just there placed on the table. Everything in the background is sort of a distraction too, especially if the photographer was trying to capture the food. The photographer should have just focused on one thing and cut some other things out. If he/she focused on one specific food item it would have came out clearer and the audience would have known what the main focus of the photograph was. 

Documentary Photography

Milne Library 


Yellow Deli 


Friday, January 31, 2014

Beirut - City of Regrets

Lebanon, Beirut. Middle eastern Arab during November, 1983. A young Palestinian boy at the Tripoli front. This photograph is taken by Eli Reed. Just by looking at this photograph, one can assume that it's just a young boy standing in front of cloud of smoke. However, this one image can portray a lot meaning behind it. This boy is probably around 4-7 years old. There is a lot of fear going on in this photograph, as you can tell from the boy's expression on his face. You can also assume there must some type of conflict happening because of the smoke and explosion in the background. Eli Reed captured the main subject of this photo which is the young boy during the middle of war. I feel like he wanted to understand how the people of Lebanon could survive their days and nights.