Monday, February 7, 2011
With the first picture, I wanted to show how simple a portrait can be. All my other photo's are very detailed and more advanced. "Justin and Kevin" shows the simplicity of capturing a moment.
"Environmental" is one of my favorites. I composed it with the rule of thirds in the overall picture, as well as using the rule of thirds within the mirror. I kept my eyes covered by the camera and part of my face because I find it symbolic of how we, the photographer, are always taking pictures of others but never seem to get any face time ourself. We're "hidden" behind our camera.
"Self Portrait" came from my curiosity after the case study friday of the guy who took the crazy lighting shot. So I started playing around with doing self portraits of myself, by myself. I love the composition, the lighting, and how I'm "hiding" in the shadow, once again symbolic of the photographer never getting the "light" or recognition they deserve.
"Sick Portrait" os just what it sounds like. That whole morning I was doing a photo shoot I was feeling sick. I was taking pictures in the dark so it's not like I knew what my expression looked like. I just took a self portrait sitting down in the auditorium and at first didn't like the photo. But after a little of thought, I realized it's one of the most honest portraits I've probably ever taken. It was me, exactly how I felt in the moment. No acting, gimmicks, or fake smiles.