Monday, March 15, 2010

close tech

i wanted to take images of human limbs up close with some mysterious attachments to hint human made decoration in ways of technology for medical reasons or fashion reasons.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Panoramic view

ok so my idea is to do panoramic photographs and have a figure somewhere in the picture not sure yet how im gonna do it i did start taking pictures but im not completely thrilled how they came out so i will shoot some more and see how i can play around with it. im gonna take 3 pictures that can stand alone but make a panoramic picture at the same time which this is the hard part, that is what im figuring out still how to take 3 and make them come together but still have them strong enough to stand alone. the first set of pictures i took was having the figure in 2 of the pictures, the 3 one is empty with just a jacket, another the figure walking away and the middle one looking at the one leaving. i will post the pictures i took later on.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I've finally got my idea all ironed out and such.

I have pictures of nature and wildlife that I had originally wanted to use on this thin paper, which of course I never remember what it's called, but it's not working out the way I had hoped. What is neat however is that while going through the developing process, my paper kept attaching itself to other people's prints and it actually looked really neat because of my papers fibers. My idea now is to print on the normal paper and then cover the picture with the paper I originally wanted to print on (this explanation would be better if I knew what either of the types of paper are called). You will still be able to see the image because all you can see of the funky paper is the fibers and it gives it a neat texture I think works well with the images of nature. I don't have any pictures to show you of how it looks because I'm a bit behind, but on Friday during class I should be able get back on track and make progress with the assignment.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


I have had some images that i have not been able to find a way to use them so i wanna take a collection of images i took in africa and make some fun prints out of them, i have images of locals and landscapes that i want to put together. these images will show the lifestyle i encountered and experienced and how i captured it through my camera and turn into a nice platinum and palladium prints

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ladies with fruit

For my idea I wanted to do something with a variety of ladies and fruit. I wanted to make something nice and elegant since im not really used to doing portraits that aren't humorous in some way. So I have 5 images already and need to do 1 more 2 if possible because I know only 6 are due. I have used strawberries, grapes, nectarine, starfruit and a kiwi. I want to do 2 more, raspberries and a pear. I want to give this sense of natural beauty with natural surroundings so all these images are taken in the grass laying down.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Groceries - Paper or Plastic

My concept is to shoot groceries in their respective bags. I will most likely do half paper, half plastic (or maybe throw in the reusable cloth bags). As for the contents, I'll either be using what I really buy or re-creating those of certain people (health conscious, junk food, etc...) I'll be shooting in the studio, and be working mostly with dynamism in setups. I'll post a test image or two once I get started.


Jane Austen

I really liked how the photo came out of my hair done up, the tones were really nice. So I'm thinking about focusing on doing girls hair up in different victorian/19th century hair does. I sent Mougel an email asking if I could print on the pages of books, so if I can I want to print my images on the pages of Jane Austen books.


i was thinking about focusing my pictures around love. one idea was to focus on just the hands doing loving things, for example, writing a love letter, pouring champagne, giving a ring. The other idea is to just focus on love itself and not just the hands so different parts of the body. for example, people playing footsie, kissing, holding hands. i'm not totally sure about the idea though.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Detachment through Anonymity

For this project, I will shoot photos inside the studio of people, some single and some in interacting pairs, all wearing some kind of covering on their head and face. The coverings will vary: a plastic bag, a swath of fabric, a cardboard box, a sack, even their own hair..but nothing ornate or flattering. I want a kind of brooding, almost creepy atmosphere with dramatic light. I will put together a pair of lovers, and then a lonely type, someone angry, someone overly emotional, etc. I am always fascinated by the things we don't know about a photograph and although it's a straightforward way of getting a sense of anonymity, it will achieve the sense, nonetheless. In a psychological sense, it'll be interesting to see how people behave in front of the lens when their identity is concealed.

Not many images to display from research, I'm kinda trying to keep the idea in my head and not be swayed by stuff I've seen--it isn't the most original of ideas, turns out-but hey. I haven't done it yet.

(Irving Penn, I believe.)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Well Iam an individual who loves going out at night with my camera and tripod. Long exposures are fasinating to me. For this project I have been experimenting withi this Idea. I want to create a series of images that will show the beauty of natural ligting, here are some of my initial images which might or might not be included into the final ones. Ideas?.... Coments?......

Saturday, February 6, 2010

dia de los muertos!

For those of you who don't know, dia de los muertos is a celebration for the deceased and is in no way spooky or intended to be scary. Families create altars inside their households with wash bins, soap, flowers, candles, crosses, personal items and even tequila to aid the traveling spirits. A popular offering for the dead is a treat known as a sugar skull, generally a sugar mixture made in a skull mode and decorated with central/south american folk art.

For my platinum palladium prints I want to take portraits of girls with the artwork of the sugar skulls painted on their faces. I found an artist while searching through one of my million bookmarked fashion blogs, Sylvia Ji, whose work inspired me to recreate her paintings as photographic prints. Her work is acrylic on wood and is absolutely stunning: