Monday, October 3, 2011

I Am My Own Ghost

Advanced Photography:
Questioning Truth in Photography

For this first assignment our challenge was to make our viewers question the truth of photography.  I chose to focus on my fear of the unknown presence or what I like to call ghosts.  As a child I always feared certain areas and rooms in my aunts house.  This fear caused me to believe that even if I was by myself I had a feeling that if I turned my head there would be something or someone watching me.  Through the process of photographing I struggled with the identity of this so called presence that I felt.  I then realized that the only reason I feel as though I'm being watched is because I cause myself to be scared even though I know nothing is there.  This is when I realized that I am my own ghost.  It is all a figment of my imagination.  The spaces chosen for each image are the specific places in my aunts house that I have that daunting feeling.  
When capturing each image, I made the decision to not photograph my face.  This decision was made in order to leave the identity of the person and the ghost open.  This is so each person who looks at these photographs can place themselves in the image and are able to relate to them especially if they have the same fear that I do.  Every two images are meant to correlate with each other.  

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Intermediate Digital: Final Project

Diptychs: Miniature World versus Real World
Recently I have been fascinated working with miniatures.  I feel that when we are younger we create our perfect home within our doll house.  What we create in our miniature world is beautiful and perfect, but then when the real world arrives things don't turn out the way we plan.   

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Those Intimate Moments

Creative Portrait Final Project
This project is in the works( not completed yet).  For my final project I began wanting to photograph my family members in a more intimate way, and then that developed into another idea.  With these images, I am photographing three couples.  I would like to portray a time sequence that happens before an intimate moment occurs between these couples.  The images that portray this time sequence may deal more with emotions of those couples, or more of a literal sense of their intimate moment in the end.  

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Knowing Place (Batch 2)

Intermediate Digital
Knowing Place Assignment 

These photographs are from week four through week seven.  This project is meant to continue until the twelfth week of school.  

Constructed Narrative

Intermediate Digital
Constructed Narrative Assignment

For this assignment I decided it would be really interesting to base my project off the book "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs."  This was my favorite book as a child, so I thought it would be interesting to combine two favorite childhood memories.  One being my favorite book and one of my favorite toys to play with, which is called "City."  

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

It's Awkward

Creative Portraiture-Mini Assignment 4
Self Portrait

For this assignment I wanted to capture my feeling awkward with photographing myself.  I have never enjoyed doing self portraits, but for this project I wanted to push myself to capture good images.  I pushed myself to go outside of my comfort zone, and by doing that I wanted to show that awkwardness in more of an intimate way.  My body positions are meant to represent my feeling uncomfortable. 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Personalities of a Stranger

Creative Portraiture-Mini Assignment 3
Photograph a Stranger

For this assignment I chose to photograph using 35mm black and white film, and I printed on 11x14 in fiber paper.  The big question for this assignment is, what actually classifies someone to be a stranger.  I chose to photograph this family because even though I know their names, and I have met them before I don't really know much about them, which to me makes them strangers.  Through these images I wanted to capture their being shy and trying not to focus on the fact that I was there photographing them.  In each image they never look directly at the camera but I feel the emotions in each image show.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Knowing Place

Intermediate Digital
Knowing Place Assignment
For this assignment, we are to visit the same place three times and week, and take twenty images each visit.  My place is my backyard, and these nine photographs are my favorites from the first three weeks of photographing.