Tuesday, April 17, 2012

les lumieres

I really enjoy manipulating light and working with it to make my pictures different. It's something I learned last year while taking photo 2. It was during one of our critiques, and all of our pictures were posted up on the board. Hohman asked the class what they liked about the project we had just finished, although I can't remember what it was now, and what we saw others doing with their photographs. It hit me that I like to design my pictures, set up every little thing, every little detail before I take the picture. While others talked about how they loved the spontaneity that being a photographer gave them, I thought about how ridiculously spontaneous I can be in my day to day life, and how I'd much rather channel all that craziness into quirkiness. I obviously do try to take serious, deep, "let me ponder the meaning of this photograph in the french cafe over my espresso" photos, but I'd be kidding myself if I said that that was my photographic passion. I like small things, malleable little figures, and I like to make them into what I want. People are fantastic to photograph, that I know, but I find that I'm just much better with the things that I can manipulate and build up.

Friday, April 1, 2011

word, bro. SECRETS

I really love the bench here, with the tree hanging over it. It seems like a place in which you could sit down and think about your secrets ;)

This picture is legitimately terrifying, especially since it was behind St. Mary's. Now, for all of you not from Oregon, St. Mary's is a convent/school. SO WHY IN THE HECK IS THAT THERE?????? My goodness, creeeeepy.