Monday, May 4, 2015

For my final project, I decided to take pictures of people's tattoos. Unfortunately I could only round up 4 tattoos so I have 2 different pictures of the same ones. I chose tattoos because they are a very intimate form of art. Something that permanent usually has alot of meaning behind it. For the most part tattoos are a significant thing and I wanted to capture them in a simple form. Something subtle in black and white, next to no background information.
For some people it's always be reminded of the loved ones that you have lost. To show your respect and honor them on your body in a permanent form.
Or to remind you of where you have been. Things that you can look back to and instantly remember where you were. 
Again in this one, "Those Who Fall Are Not Forgotten" a small tribute to the people that have gone from our lives, but keeping a piece of them with us for the world to see. 

This last one says "God Natt Min Skatt" in Norwegian, when translated into english it means "good night my love". This is my tattoo. I got it because my Grandma, who was born in Norway, used to say this to me before every night. It was part of a little nursery rhyme. Every time I look down at my arm I'm reminded of not only her, but all of my family.

Here are my portraits that are a little late. I'm calling this series of photos "The Monday's"
It basically just shows the things you have to do, and dread doing at the start of every week.
First off is paying all of your bills which is never fun.

No one likes making breakfast monday morning, but it has to be done.

Sometimes, mostly on mondays, you want to just get up and leave.

There's always the occasional accidental nap that occurs during homework.

And once you wake up from that nap you realize that you have to actually do that homework.

But there is one thing that will always combat the mondays, coffee!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The depth of field on this photo is kind of hard to see just cause its so dark. I wanted it to look like the moon was lighting up the street. I darkened everything except the street itself. I really like the way it turned out. Very gloomy.
It was tough to edit this photo because there was so much white, so what I decided to do was bring the levels down to make it darker. I also played around with the posterizing ability and I like how it turned out. The snow around the puck sticks out a lot more since the background is darker.
For this picture I tried not to edit it too much, I highlighted the water a little bit and darkened the rocks just so that they would pop off of each other more. I like how I was able to capture the wave hitting the rock and spraying all over it.

This motion picture was taken in Panama City. I tried to focus on the blue of the taxi passing by. I also really like to emphasize the blue light coming from the bar on the left side that meets with the orange and yellow lights from every where else. 

This is another image from Bocas Del Toro. I wanted to get a full depth of field in this image. On a sunny day in Panama the water is a gorgeous kind of turquoise colour. But since the day that this photo was taken was pretty gloomy, i tried to make it seem like a beautiful sunny day.