Portraiture Task One
Brief - Capture a series of portraits of people in the local area against the white backdrop using a white piece of paper in response to Marcus Lyon . When capturing I had to consider the age, ethnicity and personality and try to have a conversation to respond to Marcus Lyon's stories of his models.
In his TED talk he opened my eyes to the idea that photography is not all about making something look pleasing but the journey you take to get there. This is illustrated within his Somos Brazil project which was inspired by his wife who is Brazilian. I admire this series of for the stories it created however as a response to his work I will use the white sheet and remove the white sheet to include context as I feel it is necessary to the images and overall perception of the person.
White Paper Response
Portaiture task two Lighting experiments
Brief - The task for this set of images was to capture different portraits of people in the different types of lighting commonly used in photography, two of these light are studio lights, tungsten and soft light finally a selection of images taken in natural lighting.
Final tungsten studio shots
With these images I used the tungsten filament bulb as a result the face was given a amber tinge which contrasted with the pitch black surroundings created by reducing light sensitivity on my camera. I feel that the contrast of light highlighted and isolated the subject and on the first image hid a side of his face which illustrated the subject disappearing into darkness.
Final soft light studio shots
I took similar images here by hiding features under shadow, however it was given a different air by the soft light. The soft light gave the images more of a cool and crisp look due to the fact the light wraps around shapes and softens the edges this takes the edge of compared to harder light.
Final natural light shots
The natural light in these images is bright and airy this effect is excellent for placing the subject in a context as it gives them belonging along with softening features.
Brief - We where tasked to responding to a series of documentary photography by .................................................... by going around our local areas and concentrating on independent shops. When capturing the photographs I had to consider the backdrop and the shopkeeper and how they blended together.
In this image there is a triangular structure between the sink the fish display centred by the fishmonger in the middle. The vertical stripes on the apron are perpendicular to the lines created by the tile layout. Finally the iris blur draws the attention towards the fishmonger.
There is an incredible kindness expressed in the bakers face which reflects the warmth involved in baking bread. Our eyes are directed to the baker's face whose gaze is out toward the street or perhaps, towards a customer, making us almost feel we are in line in the shop with them.
The direct gaze and sharp blue eyes of the man balance the image on the centre where the shelving and the different PA systems draw interest. The cardigan both contrasts with, and compliments the stereo technology. The colour of the cardigan also picks up the shelf colours for structure.
The jumper and shelving tones echo those in the audio shop. The eye bounces between the two men laterally which further emphasises the shelving structure. Finally the men seem almost anchored together through their hand positions.