Friday, March 25, 2011

Ed Carreón

Goats! But where are they, you may wonder. Amongst a toxic wast dump. By using natural light Ed Carreon is captures this moment in daily life to tell the story of what happens to toxic materials and who and what live off them.
I almost dismissed this guy, Misha Burlatsky, after having poked through the better part of his site, then I found these. His still life work has a vivid and graphic sense with soft light splashes falling across the items, often with a painterly effect. To balance this, in some work he blasts with hard light to show wood or peeling paint textures, like the black and white of the half fish on the cutting block. At first I wasn't impressed with his portraits and people work in general, then I noticed the second half of his site with his ambrotype work. This is the same process that Sally Mann uses, involving creating large negatives on sheets of glass that must then be quickly processed. The nature of the processing is what gives that scratchy look to the images. I found his portrait work in this section of the website was much more to my liking. Check it out!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dramatic light

I really like the eerie feeling you get from this image. You aren't quiet sure if those people are alive. If you click on the link you can see how they created some of these shots, mostly using arries and being defused several times. Pretty cool.

Marc Gouby

Interesting commission work by Marc Gouby. I use often and it kicked this out at me the other day. The overall rather soft lighting in these scenes appears to be pretty typical for him. There's some fun conceptual stuff on his site if anyone cares to check it out.

Finished Crewdson!

Here is my finished Crewdson! Despite the plethora of difficulties and problems that kept coming up, I finished shooting this right before it started raining, and I mean right before.

Crewdsonesque on a small scale

these are very Crewdsony but using a small scale of production and lighting. I wish I had come across these earlier, but future projects are always at hand, right?
Here's a photo I took after I finished my Crewdson project.  For this photo I wanted just the car headlights to light it, so I took down all of the other lights and made my wonderful model stay there for a few more minutes so I could capture this shot.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bent Objects

Terry Border is such an inspiration! I want to be as creative as he is, enough said.

more afternoon architecture

train time

Shots from a train ride

Finished Uelsmann

Here is my final finished Uelsmann for our Photoshop class. I'm pretty happy about how it turned out!

Jason Boy Blue

So, this is my re-shoot of my nursery rhyme Little Boy Blue!


This is one of my practice pictures doing HDR. I like the illustrated look for this picture.

Final Ulesmann

This is my emulation of a Ulesmann. It was very fun to learn how to compose a picture using various elements

Bennie and the Jetts

Bennie and the Jetts.

~StRiPeD tIgHtS & rOlLeR bLaDeS!!~

So, here are some of my derby girl pictures! Im inspired to become one of them so I can kick some A$$!! Soooo, maybe after school I'll try out to be one! Haha

Bennie and the Jetts

So this is Bennie and the Jetts. Remember them from my table project with glass?
Well this is their birthday party.

I love the warm colours of it. I shot it as the sun was almost down and I just love it.
(& btw, they had the time of their life. Thanks to Aunty Kala & Katie)


These are some of the pictures from my shoot for Crewdson! I love seeing and using reflections in my photography and so I got really excited to shoot by a creek that would allow me to create these reflections!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Inspiration From Cine

I've been trying to take my photography in more of a cinematic direction. I love the idea of setting up a scene that tells a story. But in a way that appears to be a still frame from a movie. That way, there are just enough pieces to instill a sense of story and drama in the viewer's mind. But at the same time, leaves enough to the imagination. The viewer must conjure the story leading up to the events depicted in the photo and likewise for the conclusion that is to follow.

Crewdson's work is great. But it's almost too perfect, too pristine and too static at times. I want more action (not in the adventure sense). I want more... kinetic urgency, I guess you'd call it.