Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What Inspires Me.

I was especially inspired by these three sculptures. They aren't photography, but i personally really liked them. I am still not really sure why. I think its because of how rough they were, but at the same time they were beautiful. They truly look handmaid, and I loved that. You could see every notch, where the artist had hand hewn the wood until it was just exactly what he wanted. Their imperfections was why they are perfect. Despite being solid, to me they had a very life like feel. I think that it came from all the small cuts and indents on the face of the wood. It gives the sculptures and illusion of motion, and a more lifelike demeanor. I really enjoyed the gallery walk, and I hope we can do more of it in the future, especially with each others work.
I did not take this
I did take this
Natural Vision

My natural vision is raw, basic, and abstract. I try make my images simple, yet profound, and full of contrast. I want the people who look at my photography to have to look at it for a second, before fully realizing what it is. I want my pictures to have a stark, minimalist look, where smaller elements make up a larger picture. My best photos come are taken at a closer range, where all the emphasis is on one single object. I try to use depth of field in order to emphasize that object. I love the way manipulating depth of field can completely change the meaning and aesthetic of and image. It can also lead the eye to see things it would never notice otherwise. I try to see everything in a more abstract way. I think that the lens of a camera is a perfect tool for breaking down the world. When we view something as common as a building, a city street, or anything else we see everyday, we only see what it is. When you use a camera to break it down into different elements or isolate parts of it, the meaning can completely change. Everything is only as we see it, and a camera's lens can help us take things out of context, and find beauty or even meaning in the mess of things we see everyday. I want to find beauty, symmetry, and significance in everyday things.