Thursday, May 20, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Aperture Foundation--Alexander Gronsky & Keliy Anderson-Stanley

My personal favorite of Gronsky's is the one of the ducks in the snow. The snow is so light it looks like it isn't there, and the ducks look like they're sort of floating in the middle of a vast urbane area. Plus, the color is incredible, the ducks are all different colors, and the trees in the background are an interesting hue of green. And the white is luminous. It's a gorgeous photo.
In this series my favorite photo is of a man shaving in front of a jankey mirror. This photo is great because it brings out so much. What sort of life he's living, the background, his facial expression. It really looks like he's thinking hard about something deep in his life. I loved it

Friday, May 14, 2010

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Photo Team

Benny's style is different from everyone else's. He really likes taking photos of things in nature, like flowers and tree branches. His photos are inventive because he becuase of the way he utilizes the backgrounds of photos. He always uses light in order to bring out the the subject of his photographs. He has developed a visual voice because he is always the one to have pictures of trees and flowers.

My two favorites of Benny's are one of a wet leaf and one of flowers in a field. Both are very beautiful and they are asthetically pleasing.

Griffin really likes taking photos of food, and he does it brilliantly. He is very inventive in the way he sets it up. He always makes the food look scrumptious and yet, sinister as well. He uses light in a really great way, it always emphasizes a vibrant color, or dark parts of the image. He has developed a visual voice, because whenver I look at his photos they seem to yell out, "you know you want to eat me!"

My 2 favorite of Griffin's is one of a melted cheese slices of bread, and another of oreos. The oreos look like 3 criminals that have been caught by the police and a spotlight is on them. And the bread just looks too good not to want to eat.


Mara has a very abstract style. She likes taking photos of everday scenes and making them wild. It's very interesting to look at. Particularly, she frames her images in a certain way, so you always know that you're looking at a photograph of hers. She has certainly developed a visual voice because her photos are always framed in a distinct way, and she is always photographing similar things.

Mara's two favorite photos of mine are both extremely abstract and beautiful. One is awesome because of the coloring and the other is great because of the framing. Take a look:

Min Soo
Minsoo's photos are great. He is very inventive in terms of his subjects. What makes his photos very special is the way he uses lighting to produce amazing shadows. He's developed a visual voice because his photos usually show solitude or loneliness.

My two favorite photos of Minsoo's are the ones with the most intense and dark shadows. Like these:

Spencer is a great photographer. I have noticed that he always uses lines in his photography. He is inventive because he uses a lot of geometry in order to make his photos particularly interesting. He has developed visual voice because he always uses lines in his photographs.
The two photos I chose of Spencer's have lots of lines and are distinctly his:

Monday, May 10, 2010


Dim. Candlelight.
She eats a delicious decorative tomato.
As night saunters on.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Street Photographers

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1930-2004)
Henri Cartier-Bresson was born in France in 1908. He initially was very interested in painting, but eventually found himself loving surrealist photography. Eventually, he helped develop the "street photography" movement, by taking candid photos of strangers walking around.
Garry Winogrand (1960's were the peak of his career)
Garry Winogrand was best known for his photographic portrayal of America in the mid 1900's. He was in fact, very influenced by the works of Cartier-Bresson but worked in a very different style than he did.He was known as a street photographer who was best known for emphasizing socio-economic issues embedding the New York population in the 1960's particularly.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Experimenting With Op Art

Op Art is a type of visual art that makes optical illusions.
Most Op Art depends on the colors the artist is working with.
Variation of color is used to trick the Op Art observer into seeing something that's not really there.
Many artists are famous for their Op Art like M.C. Escher, Bridget Riley, and Victor Vasarely.
However, most artists create Op Art through painting and not through photography.
I decided to take on the challenge of making photographs that encapsulated Op Art. It was tricky, but fun!