Thursday, October 29, 2009
I mostly take pictures of people. I started photography my Freshman year of high school and my interest in it has continued to grow. I love taking close up pictures, because there is a connection that is lost when you take a picture of something from a distance.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Anne Geddes photography is easy to identify but very creative and unique. She had started a whole new genre of photography that is often imitated but never quite duplicated. The Australian born photographer is a world wide sensation. Anne Geddes: simple, innovative, and creative.
I love this picture by Walker Evans. The composition of the photograph is well laid out. The cars on both sides of the street balance the composition. I also love how the water on the pavement makes you feel like you are there experiencing a cold rainy day. Harmony is created by the repetition of the cars that all look alike and the trees. Movement is also captured in this picture, by the way the cars carry your focus from the foreground to the background. This photograph is simply stunning.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
At the Denver Art Museum the piece by Swentzell titled, Something Special, really left an impression on me. The piece was a young girl holding a butterfly, it was made out of clay, bronze and silver. The butterfly was made out of silver and the girl was made out of clay and bronze. The silver is more valuable than the clay which is why I believe Swentzell made the butterfly silver and the little girl out of clay. The meaning I got from the piece was, we take the little things in life for granted when a lot of times they are the most important or valuable. I related to this piece, because I believe we take a lot for granted and don’t truly realize their value or appreciate them until they are gone.