I have always loved music videos. Given the choice to watch a sitcom or Vh1 I pick the second one every time. Could my attention span be so short that 3 minutes is just long enough for the story arc? Some of my fondest memories are sitting in front of the tv as a child watching hairbands on MTV. I
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
2010 Barnstorm Workshop
The Eddie Adams Workshop is an intense four-day gathering of the top photography professionals, along with 100 carefully selected students. The photography workshop is tuition-free, and the 100 students are chosen based on the merit of their portfolios.https://www.eddieadamsworkshop.com
Here is a copy of the brief personal statement requested with the images:
Dear Eddie Adams Team:
Thank you for helping young photographers realize their dreams! I hope I might be selected to be a part of this amazing workshop. Now, about me: I took photography electives in college in film and digital photography basics, darkroom, printing, and color fundamentals. I graduated with a BS in Mass Communications from Boston University and I managed a photography studio for a year after graduating. I have also taken a few workshops for amateurs. These images are shot with a Nikon D40, a cell phone camera, and a 35 mm Nikon. My vision as a photographer is to make visual poems. A poem is the perfect marriage of form and function. It is meaningful in what it says, and beautiful in how it says it. I want my photographs to be the same. I want them to capture meaningful moments, and do it in ways that are visually beautiful. I try to use visual elements like lines, shapes, color and texture to achieve this beauty. These elements function in the same way as metaphors, similes, or rhythm do in a poem. Another thing I love about poetry is that a poem captures simultaneously the overall essence of an idea and the nuances. I want my pictures to do the same. At a glance I want them to communicate emotion, but with a longer look, I want details to appear that offer more meaning. I try to use abstraction to create these dual levels of complexity.
My goal for attending this workshop is to learn technical skills that will enhance my goal of creating visual poetry. I also hope learn about the visions of other photographers, their goals and dreams, and passions. I look forward to the results of being challenged to the point of exhaustion.
Thank you again for all you do.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
This is a window inside Mt. Vernon looking out. You can't take photos inside and I stole this one before anyone caught me. I think that's why it's a bit crooked! In design, the rule of thirds is important - and in photography too - you are supposed to put the "action" at the intersection of vertical and horizontal lines. Even though there is no action in this picture I like the contrast of black, white and gray and the geometry of it all.
Friday, January 29, 2010
The delicacy of an idea. It starts tentatively like a foal on wobbly legs. Trying to stand immediately, it defers to spindly legs. But with no encouragement it falls. If a foal doesn’t learn, within the first few hours of its birth, walking is impossible. An idea must be loved. What happens to a dream deferred? What happens to an idea discouraged?It's a sad heap. All legs.