Read this article from the link above. After reading, what is your opinion? Is film actually showing a resurgence? Or will it go extinct... Do you think there is a difference shooting film vs digital? What is it that is interesting or exciting about shooting on film for you? What do you like or dislike? Back your opinions with solid reasoning and support.
Once you finish finish, click on these links and explore these websites!
Select one photographer from this list. You may not select one that is being done by someone else in the class. First come, first serve!
Step 1) Research the artist using a variety of print and internet resources (see below). Write down a list of your top three favorite photographers and submit it to me. I will then help you choose from your provided list by narrowing it down to one photographer, making sure no one else has the same one!
Step 2) Print out images on a word document (minimum of 3) in Master Photographer Board. Label each image with the date and title of the photograph. Write why did you select this image?
Step 3) Write a brief (at least one page) essay about the artist. You must research to find information that answers the following questions about your photographer:
1) Why did this person make photographs? What was he/she after as a photographer
2) What major contributions did your photographer make to the world of art and photography? (Identify at least two)
1) When and where was this photographer born?
2) What type of education did this person have as he/she was growing up?
3) What personal or otherwise significant events happened in the early life of this photographer that may have
effected their view on life and his/her art?
Origins and Influences
1) When was this person first introduced to photography? How did they initially discover it?
2) How did this context affect or inspire your photographer’s work?
3) What or whom was this photographer most influenced by? (Consider the many elements and factors surrounding
this person’s life?
4) How do these influences surface or appear in this photographer’s work? (Refer to specific works as examples.)
5) Identify an art movement, group, or publication this photographer was affiliated with? (i.e. Surrealism, Pop-Art,
Dadaism, New-Realists, etc.)
6) How did being involved with this art movement, group, or publication influence this photographer’s ideas or
approach to making his/her work?
List the sources including url’s and books or magazines.
Google your photographer and search on youtube. Find interviews and articles about them.
If you cannot find anything, see me and look into another source
Using these links, find SIX portrait photographs that you feel best represents the idea of a Faceless Portrait. Pin each photograph to your personal inspiration board with a short description of why you feel like it is a successful portrait.
Please label with specific examples of what type of faceless portrait it is.
-Point of View
-Manipulation of Camera settings
2. ANALYSIS What relationships exist with what is seen? (Principles of Composition)
3. INTERPRETATION What is the intent, meaning, feeling or mood based on the elements and principles?
4. JUDGEMENT What is your opinion of the work, based on your analysis and interpretation.
Description: I see stark contrast divided into geometric shapes. There is a large grey triangle and a large almost black triangle and same with a slim grey rectangle, slimmer black rectangle as well as a sliver of white rectangle. The subject is in the bottom left corner and stands out with black values. Everything is arranged in a simple format and composition.
Analysis: All the triangles and rectangles all converge on the main subject who also stands out from the background because of the value contrast (Contrast). Everything from the shapes, angles and values seem to frame the woman (frame within a frame, leading line). The main subject is in the bottom left corner which utilizes the principle rule of thirds.
Interpretation: This seems to be a very abstract photograph. All there is to it is simple shapes and lines. What makes it stand out is the woman therefore creating a focal point and a sense of intrigue. Who is this woman and more importantly, where is she? It almost seems as if she is in a painting because there is literally almost no details except the texture and value contrasts.
Judgement: When I saw this image, I was struck with the simplicity of the photograph. It's just a bunch of shapes converging on a woman. But it's much more than that. It has an elegance to it, I love the heavy contrast that kind of just jumps out at you and the framing of those elements just makes it perfect.
Bringing in the shot roll, processing successfully and making a good contact sheet for 2nd Quarter Grade.
On Midterm day, your mid term grade will be to make a final 11x14 Print and an 8x10 Print and have a critique as well as finish an in class artists statement.
-Photograph something / someone you love
-Photograph something that infuriates you
-Up Close and Personal - Get in as close as you can focus with your lens and photograph your subject
-Take a photograph of a stranger
-Copycat- Recreate a master photography
-Photograph someone older than 60
-Photograph someone younger than 10
-Go for a walk and take 3 different photographs of 3 new things you discovered
-Take a photograph of someone with crazy hair
-Take a photograph of food
-Take all the contents in your pockets / purse / backpack and arrange them into an interesting - photograph
-Photograph people holding hands
-Capture a happy or sad mood
-Photograph someone Jumping
-Photograph someone Running
-Photograph someone Laughing
-What is love? Photograph it
-Photograph an interesting Window
-Photograph an interesting Door
-Find a really cool pattern and photograph it
-Photograph a reflection
-Go to a street corner and Photograph the first interesting thing you see
Your artist statement should consist of a few short but well-written paragraphs that include the following information: (Should be written in the first person present tense- "I am")
Paragraph 1: Why do you create the work you do? Support this statment by telling the reader more about your goals as an artist.
Paragraph 2: Tell the reader how you come to the decisions you make before, during, and after creating your artwork. Why do you select the media, style, or subject matter that you do. Be specific but keep this fairly brief.
Paragraph 3: Tell the reader more about your current/most recent work. How did this work grow out of prior artwork or life experiences? What are you exploring, attempting or challenging by doing this work?
In Class Assignments
Here you can find information about classwork assignments. This is helpful when you miss a day, are finishing an assignment at home, or to show family or friends what we are working on.