In our video we have decided to try to answer the question does destruction equal creation? We plan on the story line being linear and implementing ideas we have seen from A$AP music video LSD and the Adidas original campaign. The overall take away from these videos were the use of how color reflects mood, type of filming; such as stop motion, and angles. The plan is to start the video in a more urban and industrialized setting with the same subject across all the main key frames. Then as the video progresses the setting will become more earth like and naturistic. The mood will have some creepy undertones, maybe even provoke some sadness, and be nostalgic. As our group discussed setting we decided the final shot will be taken in central park being one of the greenest spaces around and start in a room surrounded by buildings. The in between footage will be minimal B-role and will require different subjects to make the video more relatable to more people yet also have more of a doing feel than viewer. We plan to shoot in thirty second blocks. The intended time will probably be around 2-2:30 minutes after all is edited. Meanwhile, in the beginning we will have a voiceover which will increase in volume until there is a second of silence then the music segments will be spliced together. The footage will start more dark end get more lighthearted in the end, yet maintain the mood set i the begging. We plan to rent equipment to help with our ideas, work with as much natural light as possible. For the opening shots and scenes we plan to use a projector and utilize stop motion. We have figured for roles that each of us will help out in all areas;Alex will help with sound and mics, and do some filing, Mikae will work on the stop motion part of the filming, but when not filming help with lights and sound, and Karon will do most of the key frame filming, and when not filming help out the rest in our group. We will all work on editing together and do it by sections of the film.
Hair has always been an important part of my life especially with my dad being a barber. I grew up spending summers and weekends at my dad’s salon and helping out in any way possible. However back at home, I was never able to get my hair brushed and washed by my friends at sleepovers. While shooting this I realize how much hair has been implemented and ingrained in my life and how important it is to me. These images are meant to show the bonding experience people gain from hair, but also from the perspective of a barber’s daughter how much detail and care goes into doing hair.
I wasn’t able to find the artist, but this collage is about the lifestyle of people in the upper east side. the collage tells an interesting narrative because it includes not only the personal aspect of the photographer but also includes the facade of a famous person living in new york.
the simplicity of the image is astonishing. the image can be read in so many ways. the softness of their hand complemented by the gradient (black to grey) in the background. I think the composition in this image is interesting because what your eye goes to first is their hair, however, what’s in focus is her hand which battles with their red hair.
this triptych shows a more successful narrative with a mother and her daughter. the two almost mimic each other in each image. the soft lighting adding to innocence and care to the relationship between the two and the bed seeming like a small island the two ‘live’ on when they’re together.
SALLY MANN coney island
my experience at coney island was interesting. I constantly saw the colour red and how it was ingrained into the park. I wanted my work to show contrast in both black and white and colour, but also using line to implement a forced perspective (image one, two, and four). I was comfortable with approaching people, but I realized that the intimidation I was feeling from people was made up in my head.
I think the reading from last night was interesting and had a lot to do with the perspective of a photographer. both articles in a way relate to the idea that nothing is ever new, however, the mindset and angle something is looked at can vary and be changed every day. as a photographer, you document what’s in your surroundings at that moment and it will forever stick, which anyone can do, but the way you document that moment can set you apart. I related more with the first article more because I often find myself in ‘deep travel’ and is primarily one of the reasons I love doing photography because I every time I look at a possible shoot location or I see some piece that I could use as a part of a new set, it feels as though a new body or set of eye rather that allow me to see the world and that moment differently.
I think what I’ll pull the most from this reading is that there is a difference between knowing and realizing. Each experience documented is unique, and my photography can stand amongst others, but will it makes people stop themselves and realize what has been in front of them all this time or will they continue to say ‘I already know that exists’
both of these are taken using a slow shutter. I tried to keep my subject still so that I could have less of a ghost effect. the one on the left I moved the camera and instead of having the subject and on the right I had the subject move. I would like to possibly use this technique in my final project to show or emphasize emotion and chaos.
these aren’t the best subjects, but these were taken using a faster shutter. I often don’t use or do highspeed photography, but I would like to implement it more in my portfolio in portraits with mainly liquids.
this zoom technique we learned in class was a new one and I think I’ll pair with a speed light in the future. its a new a refreshing technique for me so I’m excited to use it in the future.