photography, Virginia Tech

Cara Nolan


Cara Nolan
ART 2664: Digital Photography
Inkjet Prints on 52 Playing Cards

For this project I chose to focus on the mathematical concept of probability. The idea of risk and reward is often thought of in high stakes terms where the outcome can sometimes be dangerous but the truth is every day we come in contact with probability in some of the smallest ways. I took pictures of my subject while she played an innocent game of chance and even though the risk was small the emotions that she portrayed during that time encompassed a wide range of emotions. The risk we take can cause us to be pensive, nervous, ecstatic, or regretful along with many more emotions. I worked on capturing all of the emotions she experienced while playing a game of chance.