Archive for April, 2009
2. List the titles for all of the poems that you read today. Which one, in your opinion would make the best photograph? What are the challenges of this assignment?
3. What do you think Danny Lyon meant when he said about shooting someone he wasn’t all that fond of, that, “You put a camera in my hand, I want to get close to people,Not just physically close, emotionally close, all of it. It’s part of the process.”?
“You put a camera in my hand, I want to get close to people,” he said. “Not just physically close, emotionally close, all of it. It’s part of the process.
The New York Times ran a story on Danny Lyon yesterday, and I felt inspired to feature him as photographer of the day today.
Check out the article for yourself here.
April is Poetry month.
Here’s how it will work.
1. Choose the mood, or tone of the photo you would like to take a picture of.
a. Start here, by checking out different poetic categories.
2. Choose from the list of moods, then check out a few poems from each mood.
3. When you find the poem you like, choose one phrase (roughly about two lines) from the poem of your choosing (Must be school appropriate, natch.) from that poem and photoshop that text onto your image.
4. Then take a picture that matches what is contained in the phrase.
5. The photo above, contains a phrase from, T. S. Eliot’s, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock“
6. And Thursday is Poem in a Pocket Day.
Feel free to also use markers, paint, blocks, or any other kind of font or natural wording devices.
Need some inspiration? Here is a great series of photos that have the phrase actually inside the pictures, most of them drawn by hand. But we have Photoshop! Imagine what we can do with this!
Due on Friday, May
1. Journals Week 12
a. Do all journals, even the ones you weren’t here for.
b. Write a one paragraph answer for each question.
2. Due Next Friday, May 1st
Mid Term: Snack Time (Project is worth 300 points.)
View the complete gallery here:
1. Look at the photos of Laura El-Tantawy.. Which of the posted images is your favorite? Leave your answer as a comment to the Laura El-Tantawy post.
2. What, judging by what you see in her pictures, what do you think the main theme of her work is? What does her work deal with?
3. This may seem like its coming out of left field, but if you were to take a picture of any poem written by anyone other than yourself, what would that poem be?