In weekly photo challenge: grateful, we had to take pictures of things we were grateful for. I took a picture of neon lights on a building, then moved my camera to make it more interesting. This symbolizes electricity, something I couldn’t live without. Another picture is the mannequin wearing glasses, which depicts orgininality. It stands out from the rest of the plain white still-life because of its glasses, which is similar to how everyone stands out because of their own personality quirks. The third picture is colored markers, to indicate art. They are scattered around and plentiful. The fourth picture is a camel, and it is there to suggest animals. I chose that picture specifically due to its nice background and mix of colors. My last picture are broken printer parts from the printer still-life. It signifies technology, which is what I used the most daily. I probably wouldn’t be the person I am without technology, because of my interaction with other people that I would not have met other wise because they live too far away.
For Halloween, we had to take 3 pictures that we considered eerie. The first one I took were lights shaken. The red on looks like a spider climbing a wall, and arachnids generally tend to scare people. The second is an empty street. This is one of the busiest streets in my town, closed for construction. The fact that such a crowded street lacks any people seems somewhat eerie. The third one is of another building in construction, a few streets away. The fence makes the image seem creepier, as though the building is forbidden, or dangerous.
One of our photo challenges was transition. We had to depict transition in a way we interpreted, so I took a picture of stairs, which symbolizes a transition in height. THe towels are a transition in tidyness. The top one is very messy, the second is slightly folded, and the third is put on a pole so it is the most put-together. Lastly, I photographed a transition from wood panels to tiles.
In class, we recently read a book called “Steal Like An Artist”. It was extremely educational, yet entertaining. The main idea of the book is how to correctly “steal” art ideas from others, not by plagiarizing, but by taking several ideas and mashing them up into one whole new piece. The book was written by Austin Kleon and displays an abundance of doodles that are related to what you’re reading. Overall, it’s a good book.
Over the summer we had homework, which involved 3 pieces in which we could experiment, (I did abstract art), 3 artist inspiration pages (in which we had to write about an artist and display some of his or her works) and 25 of our best pictures taken during the summer. These are my best 25 pictures I’ve taken over the summer.
Trying to recreate this picture was difficult. One of the hardest parts was getting the dog to stay still, and she ended up running off twice. The lighting was easy to control, however.
This post is in response to
Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall.
I took this picture while doing a project, and ended up almost throwing it away. I never thought I’d need a bad picture of a wall. It turns out I was wrong. Thank you, WordPress, for showing me that all pictures can be good, and that so can new memory cards.