1. Journals Week 18 (Only Three)
Archive for May, 2008
Clint Baclawski takes an interestnig view of photography, one in which the subject does most of the talking. It happens in the way he frames it, the space he gives. There’s a certain amount of respect for the subject matter that allows the subject to really shine through.
More of his work can be found. here
Every so often, I’ll come across a line or sentence from the journals that seems to sum up what the student was trying to say so succintly, that I have to stop and read it again.
This quote came out of Journals Week 17
“I have moments in my life when beauty rises up to me, usually when I’m walking alone, not paying attention to anything, not thinking or listening to music or talking. This is when I start to look at the world around me and I realize how beautiful it is. I think you need to be silent (in your mind) for the world to show itself to you“
For this week’s assignment, you will do an assignment where you acheive the balance between yin and yang in two photographs.
Wikipedia Entry on Yin and Yang
So one picture where you have the normal version of an image, and the other side where you have an inversion of the image.
Remember Filter/Invert? This is a perfect use for that filter in Photoshop.
Make a new document that is 600 x 600 pixels. Have one half be the normal version of the image, and the other half the inverted version of the image.
What does photographer of the day Julia Fullerton Batten say about ego and personality in her photos?
Why do you suppose that all of the subjects are women? What does this say about how women feel about themselves in this world?
I see things a little different than that, I embrace chaos sometimes, and this week I encourage you to do the same.
So for this week’s photo challenge, I turn the reigns of control over to you, and let you the students decide what picture to submit for this week’s photo challenge. So that’s it. It’s chaos, it’s a free-for-all, its whatever you want it to be. Just make sure its good, and that it hopefully tells a story, and has a clear message to the viewer.