Creative Assignment 6

7 05 2008

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Creative Final – Kansas City Photo Shoot

6 05 2008




Creative Assignment 6

6 05 2008

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Creative Assignment 2

6 05 2008

I chose to use the Dave Hill Effect on these portraits to see what the effect would be.  Check out my five favorites and click HERE to view the rest in a Flickr slideshow!

 





Creative Photography Assignment 5

25 04 2008

 have spent several semesters in the photography program at the University of Central Missouri seemingly doing the same thing over and over.  This semester I have been completely swamped with having to produce assignments without really feeling like I have done anything to further my own creativity.  To be honest…I found myself in a rut and know that because of this my creativity has suffered severely.  I had talked about a self assignment of alphabet soup to go along with my first assignment and decided to do it again.  For this take on the shoot I went to Sedalia Missouri and photographed downtown.  Unfortunately I was unable to find all of the letters but they have been filled in.  I also brought the images into Photoshop and added filters to the images to give them a little more of a pop.  Click the link below the images to view a slide show hosted by Flickr.

 

 

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Irving Penn

14 04 2008

 

Irving Penn was born June 16, 1917 and is known for his portraiture and fashion photographer.  He began as a painter and also did drawings which were published by Harper’s Bazaar.  As his career in photography was blossoming, he became known for his post World War II feminine chic and glamour photography.  For many years, Penn’s fashion photography appeared in Vogue magazine.  His work was among the first to be photographed against a simple grey or white backdrop.  He used the simplicity of this better and more effectively than other photographers.  Penn was a master of the studio flash but most of his portraits were lighted with window light.  Penn’s work can be characterized by it’s clarity, composition, careful arrangement of objects or people, form, and his use of light.  Besides people, Penn also had a body of work based on still life objects where he set up unusual arrangements which displayed great detail and clarity.  The images I chose to show on this blog are all of a similar color palet and I simply found interresting.  The top image of the doll covered in paint which was simply titled “Mud,” I found interresting because I have never thought to photograph a doll body as if it were a human body.  I would like to conduct further research to see if other photographers have taken this route before in their careers.

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Horst P. Horst

14 04 2008

Horst P. Horst who simply went by Horst was born August 14, 1906.  He was best known for his photographs of women and fashion work done for Vogue.  He became associated with the magazine in November of 1931 when his first photograph was published in the French edition.  Horst rented as apartment in New York in 1937 and while there met Coco Chanel Chanel and began to photograph her fashions.  This lasted for three decades. In 1940, Horst applied for United States citizenship and in 1942 passed an Army physical and joined on July 2, 1943.  While Horst is best known for his photographs of women and fashion, he is also recognized for his photographs of interior architecture, still lifes, and environmental portraits.  In the mid 1970’s he began working for House & Garden as well as Vogue.  The four images I posted were chosen because I felt two had a dramatic feel but still contained a look of simplicity while the other two were both quirky and bazaar.  The image with the women surrounding the table with the magnifying glass on the very tiny man reminds me of little children, mainly little boys, attempting to burn a bug on a hot summer day.

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 HORST P. HORST MYSPACE