Tuesday, March 27, 2012

30 days are over already?

So...apparently I missed a few days, and my 30 days are up. As far as my English project goes, all that's left to do is write a paper...yay. As far as this blog goes, my feelings are mixed. I definitely don't have the time to post everyday, that was a bit much. But I suppose I'll keep posting photos as I take them, though not as often. For my readers, I would love to get some feedback! Any suggestions/comments/advice on this blog, if I should keep it up, change it, ways to improve it, etc.? I know you're looking. Is there anything in particular you'd like to see? And my comments are open, you don't have to have an account to comment. Just saying.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Day 27: Leaf on a tree

Here is another one from my book series. Can't you tell I love books? Again, this is a black and white print from last semester. It's even somewhat of a pun! Kind of... Anyways, this is a fanciful image, an impulse I had as I was doing this shoot. I love how the texture of the paper makes it almost blend in with the rest of the tree. I liked the idea of trying to get that special book that is just barely out of reach. For all my readers out there, do you have a book that's special to you in some way? Anything you'd recommend? Something you'd stand on your tippy toes in order to reach?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Day 26: Caught in a web

This is a woodcut I did in printmaking last semester. Just a bug caught in a web of dreams.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Day 25: Found stars

Here is another recent photo from this semester, one that continues my star series. I shot this photo using a Hasselblad and 120 mm film. Again, the stars are a metaphor, they are to represent what you live for, your dreams, your goals. In this, it's as if she found her dream by this old abandoned building, and almost seems disgusted by it. Or perhaps she abandoned her dream, and is disgusted with herself for doing so.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Day 24: Growing

This is another digital project I just finished. For the assignment, we had to combine several organic forms with man made objects by scanning them, and we could include found photographs if we chose. The objects I chose to scan were seed pods, and a camera and its wires that I pulled out after smashing it with a hammer. It was very therapeutic. Don't worry, it was a $2 camera from Good Will. The girl (that's me!) and the two dolls in the center are pieces of two photographs. As I began to experiment, and put this assignment together, I started to think about how my interest in photography has grown, and how I've changed from the girl I used to be. Though I think the dolls and little me don't quite fit. At first I was trying to portray how the child I used to be seems so far away that it doesn't seem real anymore, hence the dolls. Here is the image without the dolls and myself. What do you think?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Day 23: Construction site

This is something I found when I went out to photograph. This was where the bridge was across the river on Jackson Street here Muncie, where they're doing all that construction. I really like the shape, and twisting of this metal, it's beautiful. It's a black and white print that I toned selenium to make the darks darker. It was also raining, which gives it a bit of a misty look.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Day 22: At the park

This is a black and white print I shot last semester. I went to this park during the week in the middle of the day for one of my projects, completely forgetting the fact that this is a playground for one of the elementary schools. Soon after I arrived, a class came out for recess. Every fifteen minutes another class would come out, with usually a five minute break between the classes. I quickly withdrew to a bench out of the way, and waited for my model. I needed the playground for my ideas, so we shot during the breaks, and also did a few on the edges even though a class was out. That's where the cover to my chapbook comes from. I was photographing my friend when I noticed that girl watching us, so I shifted my camera and focus. I actually had a boy come up to me and asked me to push him on the swing. It's strange how trusting children are sometimes. As I watched them play, I couldn't resist snapping a few more...surprisingly none of the teachers came up to me. I was worried they would tell me to leave, but they didn't seem to notice. I always loved walking along the beams like this when I was little. I had better balance back then.