Thursday, October 29, 2009


the photo i chose to represent early 20th century art with is one that might not exemplify the subject matter that the f64 group chose to use, but technically has some of the same characteristics. this image is one that i shot of a friend's wrists with her fists clenched. i believe that stylistically this is a good representation of weston, adams, and cunningham because of all the details. the shot is a very tight one, taken close up. you are able to see all the wrinkles in the skin and the shadows from where the skin folds and creases. besides that the contrast and sharpness is in the same fashion of these photographers.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

just for fun

collage project i did for another class

Thursday, October 8, 2009

biiig fan of au naturale

this is an example of the type of thing i want to be a part of.
i think Glamour magazine should be applauded for showing the public that beauty isn't just what is seen on the runways and in the media. these women are all exceptionally gorgeous, seriously, look at their faces they're stunning. don't get me wrong, i'm not saying i'm against any retouching or editing, but most photographers and publications take it way too far. i think that the people who deserve to be in spreads and on the covers of magazines should possess true beauty. companies like Dove & Nike just to name a couple have begun to embrace the "realness" and have launched
campaigns with curvier women. i'm not out to completely change the game, i think models are models because of the way clothes hang on them and how they work it, but taking things to either extreme (pin-thin or extremely overweight) is just unattractive. i really could go on for a lot longer about standards of beauty, what they were in the past, and the extent to which they have come, but i'll save that one for another day. for now, i just want to say good job Glamour.

from the november issue

the september issue

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

something like a phenoma, baby

shot by contemporary photographer, Ian Cameron, "peacock feathers" is an innovative take on landscape photography. Cameron spent a lot of time in Scotland photographing breathtaking vistas during very harsh weather. this particular image was captured in Applecross, Highlands, Scotland. "The scallop shaped depressions are large undulations in the red sand beach and the black scallop shapes are distorted reflections of the silhouetted hills on the far side of the bay." explains Cameron. this shot caught my attention more than the others because it has one of the photographer's signature traits, which is capturing a view that could be interpreted as something else. the depressions on the beach look like peacock feathers rather than just plain sand. his point of view makes landscape photography more interesting to me.

check out more of Ian Cameron's work: