@12 months ago with 4 notes
#Arif Asci #Street photography #black and white #panorama
© Arif Asci
Arif Asci is a Turkish photographer who was a filmmaker before he turned to documenting the street life of Istanbul. Asci has a series of panorma photographs all showing the everyday lives of the community. Once again, this photograph would of had to be taken at a precise moment. It almost looks like he has arranged everything before taking the photograph. I think this makes the image very powerful. In the majority of my images I feel this is apparent and gives me a very strong set of photographs for final critique.
Source: Howarth, S & McLaren, S. (2010). Street Photography Now. London: Thames & Hudson.
@1 year ago
#exhibition #the silver image gallery #seattle
Starting to think about presentation I came across an exhibition in Seattle that was named ‘The Silver Image Gallery’ that was known as the oldest gallery on the West Coast and the fourth oldest photography gallery in the United States. It was held 1979 - 1986 and included some of the work of photographers such a Sally Mann, Olivia Parker and Robert Glenn Ketchum.
The simplicity and perfection is what caught my eye to this exhibition. My photographs portray this through the images and I think presenting them simply will create a very strong series of photographs. It will bring the viewers attention to each photograph and they will not be distracted by anything else.
They way the photographs are displayed quite far apart and with quite a large border implies that they are strong images alone and set apart from the others, yet as a series they read well. I definitlely would like to present them in this way, as I feel that each of my photographs should singularly be presented to set them apart from each other to show the quality and perfection. Whereas if an audience was to view them close together without a border I feel that the element of quality would be taken away and each image would not come across as strong and they would blend into each other and show no meaning.
@1 year ago
© Laura Hutton
Above are some photographs from a recent photo shoot. I felt these were some of the strongest images from the day. The top image really stood out to me particularly. The position of the clothing rail outside the little boutique shop works well. The image would not be as strong if the clothing rail was more central or more to the left. The composition of the photograph is almost comforting for the viewer. The white space of the building around the subject matter makes the clothing rail and shop stand out. If it was next to other shops it wouldn’t be such a strong image as it would blend into the background and wouldn’t have the same effect. The contrast in the black and white also makes this image strong as it is eye catching.
As you can see, the photograph with the lamppost is another image where I have used techniques which I was influenced by. It is very similar to the first image I produced of a lamppost but I think they would work well together. There is the leading path which draws and leads the eye into the photograph, the exact position of the lamppost in the foreground and the lamppost in the background which gives the image an essence of simplicity and perfection. All these elements alongside the black and white tone and contrast levels being altered all work together to produce a very strong image.
The same goes for the last photograph. I feel as a collection of images they read well and I would definitely consider these for my final images. I have to start thinking about which images work and read well together for my final photographs. Speaking to my tutor we came up with the idea of re posting some images together to see if they are still as strong in certain groups as they are individually.
@1 year ago with 4 notes
#Henri Cartier-Bresson #Street photography #Composition #The Decisive Moment #Black and White
© Henri Cartier-Bresson
Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer who was known for his street documentation photography. I feel that his work relates very well to my idea of composition. The four images I have posted all have a certain perfection to them and everything seems to have a place. This is exactly where I am going within my idea. It’s about being in a certain place at a certain time and that ‘decisive moment’ that we think creates a photograph. If Henri Cartier-Bresson had taken these photographs at a second earlier or later they wouldn’t have half the same effect on people as they do when they are captured at a specific moment.
The work I have created towards the latter part of this project definitely portrays the idea of capturing that one particular moment. However, some more than others. I want to produce a series of images that all have this element that is illustrated through the photographs strongly like Henri Cartier-Bresson’s work.
His work inspires me to photograph more perfection and elements of composition within a photograph even if it takes hours to wait for that ‘decisive moment’.
@1 year ago with 1 note
#Street photography #Lichfield #Architecture #Black and White
© Laura Hutton
I previously posted a photograph very similar to this. The difference was that there was ‘street’ activity going on. After having feedback from my fellow tutors and students they stated that the photograph would look stronger without everything going on. Fortunately, I had taken the same photograph but just stripped back to simplicity.
After editing this image, I definitly have to agree with the feedback I received. Street photography doesn’t have to be all about the city rush, people and traffic it can be just stripped back to its purity. I will definitly consider using this as one of my final images alongside the photograph with the lamppost. The idea of simplicty will be the theme of my final images, no people, no traffic just the beauty of the streets and arhcitecture.
After having a critique with my tutors and fellow students about my progress and work so far I feel good about where my idea is going. I had some very positive comments on my photographs (shown below) and some inspiring thoughts.
The photograph that stood out as the strongest was the first image below with the lampost. I had positive comments regarding the composition of the photograph and the architectural repetition. This photograph shows elements of perfection and simplicity which makes this image strong. I was advised to carry on with the theme of looking into the architecture and simple repetitive structures on the streets of Lichfield. I will still carry on working in black and white, I think it works best to show the beauty of the architecture as there is much variety in tone.
The other three photographs had mixed comments. Some would of preferred no people in the image, some thought they were more touristy images. There is nothing wrong with experimentation, it is all apart of the learning process and making stronger, more dynamic images.
My next steps are to go on another photoshoot but concentrating on the architectural structures and old streets of Lichfield trying to capture that simple and beautiful moment.
@1 year ago with 1 note
#Critique #Architecture #Lichfield #Street Photography
"If your photographs aren’t good enough, then you’re not close enough"
@1 year ago