I was just going through and organizing my computer when I found these pictures I took last fall of a random skateboarder.
My first “B.S.” assignment of the semester….It’s for my Art Critisium class. It’s supposed to be about time and motion. Pretty much you just go take a million pictures of a place or a person and then put them as a college. It was based off of David Hockney’s photography….but mine is 100% not as good as his. it’s pretty much the Education building at my School.
Here are some of my pictures I took for my final project for my photo class. Pretty much the whole project was about how different the world looks when the sun is setting or rising….I also had to write an artist statement:
The inspiration for my project came to me at 5 o’clock on a chilly Saturday morning. For some reason I could not sleep. While tossing and turning in bed I had a sudden urge to just go outside and take a few pictures before it was light. It wasn’t until I was shooting downtown Mount Pleasant that I noticed the sun had begun to rise. As the sky became lighter I realized that it was creating different colors of light that we don’t normally see. With each snap of a photo I observed the camera capturing a whimsical landscape with the crisp turquoise blue of the sky and pink light reflecting off of the walls of the buildings.
I soon found within the following weeks that it was rather difficult to capture the same feeling as my first few pictures. There is a small half hour window in both the morning and the evening when the lighting is perfect. Often I found myself rushing out of class, grabbing my camera and tripod and then running across campus trying to take as many photos as I could before it became either too light or too dark. Other times I would sit outside in the cold for a good half hour waiting for the sun to dip low enough in the sky. I am very pleased with the end result. I love the fantasy type feel to each photo and how it captures a whimsical world.