Friday, September 30, 2011

Some Pictures

Some pictures I took. I hope to one day reach the greatness that the immortal Treat Shepardon has obtained.  But yeah, I don't have much to talk about now, so those are some pictures.

Monday, September 26, 2011

New Pictures

These are some pictures I took this weekend climbing roofs and such.  I like a couple of them, but I think I'm going to shoot more this weekend.  These don't follow my original ideas, but I think I can fit these in as kind of dramatic black and white environmental portraiture, especially the last photograph.

Friday, September 23, 2011

He Actually Takes Pictures!

I've managed to overcome the aforementioned computer issues, so here's my first picture post.  I took this picture for the final project last year and I really like the lighting and the shapes within the composition.  Also, I had this really rad version of this photo where I blurred it a ton, reducing all the lights and people to basic shapes.  I want to do something in that vein for the next project, kind of washed over, nostalgic feeling photographs with added grain and more basic shapes, almost along the Polaroid aesthetic.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Continuation of Sorts, or Ramblings

So my computer is still having trouble with pictures so I'm going to talk about colors! Aren't you excited? Well, for my next project I'm going to shoot people, probably just Bryan and Treat, both in a musical setting and outside (I'd like to do some pictures on the metro).  Anton Corbijn, the neat rock photographer who I'm doing my artist presentation on, and who my last post was about, uses different colors as the primary focus of his photographs.  I really like this idea and would like to try it for this project, so I will take all my pictures and then convert them to monochrome in photoshop and mess with the colors and such.  Also, I really like the washed over effect of a lot of these photographs, especially the David Byrne one. Below are some examples.  R.E.M., random models, David Byrne, and Depeche Mode.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Next Project

Since my computer doesn't work anymore, I can't post pictures I took over the summer yet, so I'll use this space to show the basis for my portrait project.  The artist I'm drawing inspiration from is Anton Corbijn, who primarily shoots musicians, which will also be the focus of my project.  I really like the expressions and emotion he can capture and the way that he composes the photo, with or without props.  I also like the colors he uses, often choosing a primary color for the photograph and stripping it down to just focus on that color.  Henry Rollins, Miles Davis, and Elvis Costello.