Sunday, July 29, 2012

Observe, Compose, Create

Not everyone understands what I do. Here's a chance for me to try to explain how an observation turns into a photograph.
     I see something that catches my eye. In this case, a still life in my office. The color photo shows my observation (from left to right) – a section of a cream colored mat with gold frame, a hideous green painted wall (thank you previous owners), the angled edge of a leaning maple wood frame, a dark shadow caused by the slanted frame, the sliver of another hideously painted wall (yellow this time) and the surface of the last hideously painted wall (blue). What you don't see (thankfully) is the remaining pink wall.

I see this composition as flat and geometric shapes, convert the image to black and white, experiment with exposures and create a photograph that abstracts the essence of the original elements but presents them in a new and interesting vision.

1 comment:

  1. This is the perfect example of why you should be teaching. Assemble a presentatation based on your blog and school will jump at the oportunity to have you there.