Thursday, January 27, 2011

Portfolio Options

Hey. Thanks for doing this. I need to get rid of 4 photos. So I would ideally like to know which 5 to take out. I was also told in a portfolio review to pick photos that were more than just "nature is pretty" so if you could keep that in mind too that would be awesome. Thanks

Digital Photos
They ask what medium it is. Do I just say 'Digital' or is it something else? Also they want the dimensions. Do I say the pixels or do I say it in inches because most of these haven't actually been printed out before.

B&W Film Photos
I would ideally like to keep all of these just because are film, but if not thats ok too. At a portfolio review with CCA the woman really liked the spider web one. Apparently it is more than just "nature is pretty". I don't know whether or not to put it in though because it's not actually my favorite, but if she liked it then maybe I should use it. Also, what do I say the medium is for these?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Aperture Reviews

Keliy Anderson-Staley's work is called "Off The Grid". The subjects of this series are families and their homes who have chosen to live in the Maine woods. She seems to stick to the lighting that is provided in her setting and she uses a lot of lines, both vertical, horizontal, and diagonal. They are arranged in ways that either create contrasting directions and angles or are arranged uniformly and draw the photo into one specific direction.

Alejandro Cartagena's work is called "Lost River". The subjects of this series are suburbs of the Mexican city of Monterrey. The use of light is absolutely beautiful. The contrasts of light and shadow are beautifully blended with the softer shades of lights. Also the use of color is very similar. Bold and bright colors are spread perfectly through out the soft colors of the rest of the photos.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Spencer's work seems to have 2 very distinct styles. 1 is macro in black and white. They often are of plants and organic things, but are also of objects as well. His 2nd style is a kind of fabricated photojournalism. His work often tells a story and often over a series of pictures. He frequently uses himself as his model and it seems to give him the exact thing he is looking for. His photos are usually in black and white and have a very intimate feel to them.

I chose these 2 photos to portray his 2 styles. The first 1 shows off his beautiful macros shots of nature. Portrayed as a diptic shows crisp focus and stunning photography. The 2nd photo shows off his ability to tell a story. This beautiful composition, which includes himself as the model draws you in and you feel very close to the character.

Min Soo

Min Soo's photography plays with the light and yet is also pretty dark. His use of shadows and highlights are constant through our all his work. His work seems to be generally candid and like a street photographer's. However he also has experimented with objects and shot them beautifully. Some examples art locks, wine classes, lamps, candles, and books. Overall his photos tend to have a very organic feel and are over nature and architecture. He also combines them and also use people as well. Min Soo's work is very dark and light and bold.

I chose these 2 photos because they are stunning. The fist photo of the silhouetted man and trees is no short of breath taking. The amazing lines formed by the trees and the perfection of silhouetted draw you to the perfectly silhouetted man. The second photo really portays Min Soo's use of shadow and light and boldness.