Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Class at the Arb

Smoke bombs, Disc reflectors, and Cameras oh look!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Utopia: The Distant Dream

Utopian Delight
Utopia is an imaginary place or society with perfect laws and politics. Although I do not believe that such a place exists, societies are in constant pursuit of the utopian ideal. Throughout time, civilizations describe their cities as ideal places by its efficiency and structure. These photos, shot during the night time capture a more distant and dreamlike quality that usually surround this ideal of perfection.

Persona Project

No one picture can capture one's identity.
Persona"a second self created by the author and through whom the narrative is related.""The persona is also the mask or appearance one presents to the world. Importantly, the persona, used in this sense, is not a pose or some other intentional misrepresentation of the self to others. Rather, it is the self as self-construed, and may change according to situation and context."
The idea of this project never seemed to land on solid ground. Often times I found myself split in many directions which got me started on the idea of layering the images. Like Dada art it is noisy and all over the place. We experience the world around us through many different channels. I hardly think in a linear pattern, instead my thought patterns emerge as a chaotic asymmetrical rhythm. In this process, I gave the models the freedom to choose their persona, this way it was up to the subject to choose the appropriate identity.

Classical Paintings

Caravaggio, Gentileschi, Klimt, Monet, Mattise are usually the first artists that come into mind when I think of Classical paintings.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Source Book 11.25.2008

The first three are taken by Andy Frazer. These were all taken during the night using quick burning torches as the only source of light. I stumbled upon these while searching for help with night time photography. http://gorillasites.blogspot.com/2007_09_01_archive.html

I've not confirmed the photographer on this photo but what I do know is that the anomoly was unintentional and proved to quite interesting.

These photos were taken by Bill Swab, who was referenced in Andy Frazer's blog.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Source Book 11.15.2008

Shot by Michelle V. Agins, the series of photos is called Night Shift, of the Coast Guard.

TV Stills

Note these screen captures do not play, I provided the link if you're interested in looking at these short film. [They're well worth lookin into] I realize they are not actual TV captures since I do not have access to a TV at the moment.
This is a capture of the music video by Michael Franti and Spearhead - Say Hey. Musics important and a friend refered this song to me, I have to say, its growing on me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoaTl7IcFs8

Things of things are always interesting to look at, This is a still captured from a video capture of a game called Little Big Planet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2Tkg9JJbiY
I look at fonts more closely since I have to get more intimate with design. Heres an example of how font can really punctuate a scene, the scene is taken from Pulp Fiction. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqc4FqvXlKs

This is a capture from the Halo Live Action Project which shows a series of shots we'd associate with military applications and surveillance

Boxing, can be really fast and with a trained eye you may even catch a glimpse of a punch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmaPxa-eZss&feature=related

Heres yet another example of how text can be graphical.

Now heres a piece that I can strongly relate to. There were too many good things going on so I condensed it into 3 scenes that hit close to home. The capture is of a documentary animation of an Animator Ryan Larkin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvfgLBMmtVs

Ryan Larkin 1943-2007