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project

today’s critique went horrible, i can’t stand the professor, good thing he is only here for a semester.  That being said, i decided to change my project.  My project is now going to be about people and there environment.  I’ve done things similar to this, but with the person absent, but this time i am going to do things differently.  I am going to photograph people in their most and least comfortable environments.  Possibly for the least comfortable environment the person will be absent with only a trace of them left behind to show a feeling of the person feeling alone, desperate, afraid and invisible.  The ones where they feel comfortable will be posed but not too posed, kind of like Lourdes Grobet’s work on the luchadores.  Attached is an example.  I am going to continue working in color since i bought all of that color film.  The project will still deal with the idea of home, like the project i was going to do, but will deal with home in a different way, including a loss of home.  I want to always draw visual and conceptual comparisons between the two different environments, what is the same in these opposite environments and what does that say about the person?  I hope to go deeper that the surface with these.  I want to bring out extreme emotions in my subjects and the viewer, i want to viewer to feel what the subject feels when in those environments….

let’s see how this goes.  

boring semester

classes are great, work is great but that’s all i do.  The sun was out today and all i wanted to do was walk around and sit in the sun, even though it was cold but if i closed my eyes it felt like spring.  What did i have to do?  I slept for less than 5 hours, went to class at 8 am because we had to make up a three hour class because of the snow day.  Then i went to work for 8 hours, closed the cafe.  hate closing.  I live a boring life. WOOOO 

shooting

went to go shoot today, thought the snow was firm, turns out it wasn’t so i fell through, up to my butt in snow.  I think it was a good shoot, i’ll have to wait until saturday to see the images, hope they turned out good. 

doing 2 major projects

1. a book on the people i work with and the café

2. (developing idea) the ever changing idea/ perception of home.  Finding home through photographs.  Recreating childhood memories, making up family histories.  Land as identity.  

more to come as the ideas develop 

Brilliant.  I love his work.  Me and a friend/ co-worker were just talking/ “gossiping” about him today since he comes into where i work pretty much everyday.  


benwentzel:

This series by Gregory Crewdson is one of my biggest inspirations!  The sheer scale and complexity with which he worked was mind boggling.  Literally renting full towns in rural US to produce these shoots. A master of lighting and photographic site!

Brilliant.  I love his work.  Me and a friend/ co-worker were just talking/ “gossiping” about him today since he comes into where i work pretty much everyday.  

benwentzel:

This series by Gregory Crewdson is one of my biggest inspirations!  The sheer scale and complexity with which he worked was mind boggling.  Literally renting full towns in rural US to produce these shoots. A master of lighting and photographic site!

(Source: benph)

even though no one will read it

It’s time to go, time to leave and say good-bye for a much longer period of time.  It’s been the shortest amount of time that i’ve been here but it’s time for me to leave.  This place is no longer home, it’s where my family lives.  Family is what makes this place worth coming to, but not for too long.  1 weeks is more than enough.  I need to go back, back to that fantasy world.  Everything is just so perfect, everything i want.  It doesn’t seem real because of how perfect it is, it doesn’t seem like the real world.  I hate the real world.  It’s time to go back, time to work and time to have fun.  I’ll see you in November San Diego, only for about 4 days.  Then i’ll see you again in December, but only for a week.  After that i hope not to see you for a long time, for there will no longer be a reason to visit.  Time to go finish creating my perfect world, then once summer 2012 comes along, go somewhere different and build another perfect world, far from here.  

My most recent obsession (Thanks to the gym+ellen)

turn-it-around:

reinventing-the-wheel:

Run fast for your mother and fast for your father Run for your children for your sisters and brothers Leave all your love and your loving behind you Can’t carry it with you if you want to survive

i dont get it. im officially out of sync with you guys.

THE DOG DAYS ARE OVER

she is GREAT 

also this, but i won’t get to work the machine until i perfect the sandwich.  

also this, but i won’t get to work the machine until i perfect the sandwich.  

this is where i now work, got my first cup of free coffee, have to go in later today to find out when i start.  Life is good, even though i sold my soul.  

this is where i now work, got my first cup of free coffee, have to go in later today to find out when i start.  Life is good, even though i sold my soul.