Friday, November 13, 2009

element and principle

I chose this picture because it was a very unique picture with a very unique pattern. The black lines surrounding a few of the squares really stood out to me.

I chose this picture because pretty much the whole picture is a shade of gray, and in the bottom corner there is a patch of very bright colors.

I chose this picture because because there is a small rock balancing an enormous rock on top of it.

I chose this picture of a Chinese buffet because where else could you find such variety. There is without a question over 30 different kinds of food there.

I chose this picture because in this picture there is four different kinds of races, all holding hands showing that they can live together side by side with no problem.

I chose this picture because it was a close up of a watch that the second hand is ticking away seconds.

I chose this picture for color because, in reality it is a very dull picture it only has two colors: Black and white. But I found this picture to be very interesting.

Monday, June 1, 2009

warhol questions

1. During the 1960s, Warhol began painting popular American products and various celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe. Then he began producing prints using the silk screen method. He continued painting and silk screening consumerism throughout his life. He even stated "I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They're so beautiful. Everything's plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic."

2. Campbells Soup, Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola

adams questions

Bio.....Ansel Adams was born in San Fransisco, California. Later he became a commercial photographer for 30 years, making visionary photos of western landscapes that were inspired by a boyhood trip to Yosemite. He also won three Guggenheim grants to photograph the national parks (1944--58). Founding the f/64 group with Edward Weston in 1932, he developed zone exposure to get maximum tonal range from black-and-white film. He served on the Sierra Club Board from 1934-1971. Photo Style....Adams style is very simple: nature landscapes. Adams shows the beauty of nature in all of his work. picture.....

weston questions

Edward Weston was an American photographer and co-founder of Group f/64. In 1902 on Edward’s 16th birthday, he received his first camera and immediately started taking pictures of the nearby Chicago parks and his aunt’s farm. He attended the Illinois College of Photography and soon after in 1910 opened his own photographic studio and worked on his many famous and influential pieces of art. He is most known for his photographs that have images with sharp and precise demonstration like seashells, plants, the human figure you see in his photograph he took. In this particular photo, I feel the mood is very gentle and graceful, yet sharp and precise. My initial reaction to it was how beautifully graceful and poetic Weston made this women appear. It’s almost mesmerizing. He used an f/64 aperture setting on his camera to secure a great depth of field, yet make an evenly sharp appearance. To me, this photograph tells of of different way to look at the human body, or anything at that matter. Weston had a peculiar, yet astonishing way to make the viewers of his work think differently about the subject of his photographs. At the time of Weston’s career, pictorialist soft-edged methods were in fashion, but Weston and his f/64 colleagues went a different way with their detailed and straight photography.