Tuesday, March 27, 2012
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
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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Saturday, March 17, 2012
cause it reminds me of a childhood friend I had, and we used to go to garage sales together.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
The girl wraps shivering arms around herself,
Her skin scraped raw by a coarse dress, and a
Thread bare cap covers scraggly hair.
Have fled, leaving behind a puddle of
Blood still stains her
Fingers grip a scrap of bread
Close to her gaunt chest between the
Crevices of her ribs and shadows
From a tiny lick of flame.
Her head pounds with each
Step through icy water.
Eyes crawl on her skin in the gloom
Wax scalds her skin, dripping
Lost in the filth beneath her feet.
Shadows press around her, and claws
Snatch the bread, the cap,
Tears the cloth and hair in a frenzy,
Jagged nails rip her parchment skin, and
Leave her there, curled naked.
She leaves the streets behind her
Gentle leaves, softer than her mother’s touch
Lull her, and she sleeps, cradled by gnarled roots.
Sharp stars fall around her frozen body,
Glinting like coins.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
This image is part of a series, one of four. As a child, my favorite thing about going to the park were the swings. Once my dad taught me to pump my legs, and lean back, I could go as high as I wanted. Sometimes I would close my eyes, lean back as far as I dared, and imagine myself in the clouds.
To see the other three of the series, click here:
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The string of stars in this image is a metaphor. The stars above us are so infinite, so far away, flickering and faint in the dark sky. Often, stars are used as a metaphor; we compare them to our abstract human concepts such as goals when we say to "reach for the stars" or "shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll end up among the stars." It is such a strange metaphor. For me, stars represent something a little different, they are a symbol of a person's dream or passion, of something reached for, of the unknown, or your reason for existence. Yet, for someone else, the stars represent something entirely different. That is why I use them, because of their ambiguity. As I was creating this image, I began to think about this metaphor that our goals in life are stars, or dreams are stars and I wanted to contrast it with something else, hence the pile of rocks from a construction site. The rocks are just as numerous, yet unlike the pinpricks of light we see as stars, rocks are solid and tangible. Perhaps dreams are rocks is a better metaphor. Either one you think is best, I question both, though maybe they can each work in a way. But I also question them with all of the cracks within the rocks that I digitally added. I wanted to show that things aren't always perfect, that dreams or goals don't always go according to plan, things change and crack and fall apart. Yet, we must hold onto something, whatever that may be.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
For the next 30 days, I will post a photograph or digital image each day and write about it. This is part of an immersion project for an English class, but I have chosen a topic that matters to me. I also plan to continue this after I am done with the class. With this blog, I hope to share my love for photography, and use this as a place to express my ideas and talk about art. The descriptions will range from technical details to a creative writing response of what I hoped to express. I will also share my experiences, and what I have learned in photo classes or from making mistakes. By the end of the 30 days, I hope to become a better photographer and writer, and a focused artist who is able to talk about my work. In addition to this blog, I will also be researching ways on how to become a better photographer and the benefits of looking at the world in a different way. There is so much to look at, and once I began to see, I found I could not stop. From film to digital, photography has become my passion. There are just some things in life that words cannot express where photography has stepped in for me.