A-S 380 Black and White Darkroom Photography
Silver Gelatin Prints; 8 x 10
There are Five total in the series.
ART 576 Alternative Processes
In my series titled, Portals, I use small mirrors to reflect a new image onto the existing field of vision. I am interested in engaging the viewer in a way that conveys disruption of space and removal of the original field of vision. The title Portals refers to the shape of the mirrors in that they create a gateway to another location echoing that of the shape of the camera lens.
ART:3233 Studio Lighting
Medium: Digital Prints
1) 13.333 X 20.053
2) 15.467 X 11.52
3) 13.333 X 20.053
4) 11.5 X 8
These images are self portrait images of me. For the assignment we had to take photographs that represented four questions that was asked about ourselves. The four questions were:
Who am I?
How others see me.
How I want others to see me.
A surrogate/replacement or stand-in.
The original photographs are in color. I decided to turn into black and white because I love how the contrast of the photographs look as well.
For my first image I decided to state the physical by saying I am a African American woman. I played on the idea by using the hair scarf as a representation on the African culture. I put a twist on it by adding the jewelry and makeup to represent the American culture and style. For the second photo, others see me as this shy quiet type. So I decided to push it further by hiding part of myself in the dark and only having one side of me being seen. I wanted to show that most people don’t really see me and that I am hidden in the dark or shadows to them. Then, there are some that do notice me, but only some of me. For the third photo, I decided that I wanted people to see me as this very strong, independent, sophisticated, confident,and feminine woman. I did a head shot with a very strong pose to capture everything that I wanted to stand for. Lastly, for my replacement I choose a crab to represent me. I am one to believe in my zodiac sign Cancer and our symbol is a crab. Zodiac cancers are quiet, shy, sensitive, loyal, trustworthy, and lovable. The characteristics of a cancer describes me to a T and that is the reason why I chose to photograph a crab.
Ana N. Blakely
ART 3233: Studio Lighting
10 in the series
Life Through The Eyes Of A Dog- i wanted something that always seemed to make my day better which is my dog, so i brought in friends and their pups to show how much brighter life can be with a dog in it.
Silver gelatin print, first two images are sepia toned
From the series Duality
Art 3233: Studio Lighting
There are twelve images total that make the series.
My idea for the project was to show how society views black men and how they feel they would like to be viewed by society. It was very interesting to see how these people actually feel on the topic. I used a two light setup one light pointing on the subject and a light pointing towards the background to separate them. They felt very strong about the subject based off their reactions and ideas they gave me. I feel they decided to show a good side of the concept I was going for, due to them putting together their own ideas for the overall theme. I only presented the topic to them, but I let them decide mostly on how to execute the idea. I wanted to have ten people, but majority of the people I had did not commit to the project or wanted to do something different which did not fit the concept. The overall idea is to show how each individual feels and capture their own emotions into the camera.
ART 4990: Special Topic in Art – Video Art