Semester 2 commences. Paper flies from copier storage tray to the printing bay to the collecting tray. Stapled, warm and printed on it, the words that will dictate our lives for the rest of the year.
Our first photomedia assignment this semester is a portrait. simple yes? NO. Portraits are hard.
Something I’ve been struggling with is the idea that a portrait is not simply a picture of a person. It conveys an idea, a feeling, a sentiment. Thinking about a portrait as a moment in time is really helpful, what makes this moment that you’re trying to capture, different from the brown haired girl from the stockphoto files. The photograph can be technically unmatched, but not a portrait. I want my photos to convey something more than the image itself, something more than just being technically competent (though i’m thrilled with being competent). I want to convey ideas and feelings, generate interest in my work, in the subject. But how to do it…
I’ll continue to mull this over with my delish cup of gun powder green tea.
~A new way in old ways~
A few things that took my fancy this week….
The smell of old books is the promise of an original adventure.
The ability to see.