Sorry this blog is delayed, but like an idiot I saved my pictures in tiff files, which isn’t suppored on wordpress. So I won the formatting war with my computer, and I’m posting them now.
All my pictures are either attempts at capturing a big idea, or are just trying to be funny.
College Pyramid. I tried to capture the priorities of a stereotypical college student, so drinking sits atop the pyramid, with things like school and exercise take a seat on the back burner
Flat Meal. My roommate put a fork through the wall over the weekend, so I thought putting a picture of food behind it would look cool. This shot was hard to capture with my dinky point and shoot because the focus was very touchy. I found that focusing on the fork had the best effect.
Happy Mail. The goal here was to point out that some aspects of college life are still fairly uniform and need to be broken with individuality. The mail-room is a completely impersonal area, so I thought putting a smiley face in the shot would be a cool image. I love the contrast in colors of the boxes and the face.
iJealousy. Last semester in our Com class, we talked about if technological development for the sake of development was a good thing, because it eliminated current technologies. In this shot, I tried to capture the opinions of the technology doing the replacing, and the technology being replaced. My favorite part of this shot is how the two colors that make the digital “faces” are almost identical. It tells the viewer that while the technology is changing, it will be doing the same thing.
Calendar of a Dull Boy. I’ve always liked the expressoin “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” because I’ve wondered how that life would be. I originally filled out an entire month for the shot, but the shot was too wide to capture the words clearly. So I focused in and the message is still well conveyed.
Jurassic Mini-Park. Over fake break, I got two spontaneous gifts. The first was the stuffed dino. The other was a set of those wooden dolls that fit inside each other as they get smaller and smaller. Only these were of famous Russian leaders, a gift from my dad. The two toys became my favorite subjects. I found they put things on a miniature scale that I had fun playing around with.
This isn’t Chicken. Another dinosaur shot. At first I wasn’t sure about the idea of putting him in the grass, but then I saw how the cloudy day played off of the bright colors of the doll and the bushes. Admittedly, the dinosaur doens’t exactly look like he’s eating the bushes, but I’m a fan of this shot regardless.
Computer Fruit Salad. I’m a supporter of the Apple company, except they need to change their logo. I always wondered what computers would look like if competitors made their logo’s fruits as well. This shot fulfills that musing.
Russians vs. Godzilla. What makes this shot for me is the over the shoulder angle. At first I snapped a bunch from the dino’s eye level, but something just wasn’t right. Putting another doll into the frame put objects on both the left and right thirds, and balanced out the shot well, making it more enjoyable. Also, being from the perspective of the miniature dramatically conveys the size of the dinosaur.
T-Rex Arms. Another OTS shot. The best thing about this shot is that the dinosaur is in focus, leaving the background blurry. To me, it shows the viewer how the dino wants to go for a ride, but can’t even imagine being able to ride the bike and fly to his hearts content. It makes an observer empathise with the dinosaurs desire, and his puny chicken-arms