Film Photography

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Los Angeles, California - April 2012

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Bald Head Island, NC - August 2012
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Bald Head Island, NC - August 2012
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Lake Hartwell, GA - August 2012

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Lake Hartwell, GA - August 2012
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Lake Hartwell, GA - August 2012


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Lake Hartwell, GA - August 2012
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Lake Hartwell, GA - August 2012
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Lake Hartwell, GA - August 2012



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Mykonos, Greece - October 2012

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Dubrovnik, Croatia - October 2012


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Athens, Greece - October 2012



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TASIS - September 2012
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Trani, Italy - October 2012
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Lake Hartwell - Georgia, USA - April 2012



Digital Photography
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Prague, Czech Republic - October 2011


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Trani, Italy - October 2012
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Dubrovnik, Croatia - October 2012


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Athens, Greece - October 2012
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Mykonos, Greece - October 2012
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Corfu, Greece - October 2012
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Corfu, Greece - October 2012
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Trani, Italy - October 2012


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Trani, Italy - October 2012

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Trani, Italy - October 2012
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Dubrovnik, Croatia - October 2012
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Dubrovnik, Croatia - October 2012
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Dubrovnik, Croatia - October 2012
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Dubrovnik, Croatia - October 2012
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Dubrovnik, Croatia - October 2012
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Sighet, Romania - February 2013


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Paris, France - March 2013
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Paris, France - March 2013
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Paris, France - March 2013
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Paris, France - March 2013
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Paris, France - March 2013
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Paris, France - March 2013
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Paris, France - March 2013
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Paris, France - March 2013
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Paris, France - March 2013
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Paris, France - March 2013
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Paris, France - March 2013
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Paris, France - March 2013

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Paris, France - March 2013


Photographers

Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier was born in New York City in 1926 but grew up in France. Upon returning to the U.S. she worked as a nanny in New York and later in Chicago. Maier would go out and explore the cities with her camera and took hundreds of thousands of photos during her time. She was virtually unknown until many of her negatives were found in a storage locker in 2007 by John Maloof, who scanned the negatives and made them available to the public.


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This is one of my favorite photos by Vivian Maier, mainly because of the way the two girls are interacting with each other. I really like the expression of the blonde girl on the right and how it looks almost as if she's looking out of the corner of her eye at Maier. I also really like the texture of the wall behind them contrasting with the smooth surfaces of their shirts.
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This is another on of my favorite photos by Vivian Maier. I love the juxtaposition between the simplicity of the sleeping man's facial expression and the darkness of the room he's sitting in contrasted to the very busy, complex texts and arrangement of the magazines around him as well as their bright white color.


Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams was born in San Francisco on February 20, 1902 into an upper class family. During his childhood he was very interested in music but after a while shifted his attention to photography. He was first inspired to take landscape photos on a family trip to Yosemite National Park. For many years he returned anually with different and better cameras to capture the landscape around him. During his life, he would read photography magazines, attend meetings, read about new processes, and attended many exhibits. He worked as he was hired by clients mainly, but also captured images on his own. Some of his clients included Kodak and AT&T. His work has been displayed in a number of books as well as exhibitions in large cities such as San Francisco and New York.

Adams focused the subjects of his photos from close ups of plants to simple landscapes to large mountain ranges, all mainly in the western United States. He worked with a large-format camera allowing him to capture all the small details that are present in the subject he wanted to capture. Other techniques he used were small apertures to capture the entirety of an image as well as long exposure times.

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I really like this image for many reasons, but the main one is the reflection in the water. One thing that I really like about the reflection is that it isn't at dark or light as the original trees and mountain. I think this keeps the effect of the infinite look of a reflection but doesn't overpower the actual object. I also really like the contrast of the white mountain with the grey sky and black trees.
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What I really like about this image is the natural texture of the side of the sand dune and how it is very uniform and the lines are for the most part parallel. I think that the fact that the left side is in the dark really helps highlight the complexity of the right side. I think that if the right side weren't covered by shadow, the image would be too overwhelming.
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This picture captures one of my favorite things about Ansel Adams' photographs and that is the purity of the subject matter. This photo, like many of his others, could have had a person or animal in it but I think that by having the image be completely nature makes it more powerful and raw.



Final Photo Project

For my final project, I knew I wanted to do something involving people's faces and their expressions. Finally, I decided on the idea to show people two photographs and capture their reactions to the photos as well as have them write down a word that describes each of pictures. First what I did was try and find two meaningful images, which was harder than I thought it would be. Once I had those, I used a class period to do a trial run with people at school. For the most part, it went pretty well but I realized that one of the pictures wasn't working how I wanted it to, so I switched it out for another one. The next weekend I went to London and hung out in Leicester Square for about an hour, stopped random strangers and hoped they would be willing to let me photograph them. Overall, most people were very friendly about it, even the ones who said no.

The two artists I found whose work related to my project idea were Joseph Grigely and Gillian Wearing. Grigely, a deaf man, makes collages out of pieces of paper on which he has written down conversations, questions, thoughts, and drawing, effectively capturing how far we can communicate through text. This artists relates more with my idea of having people write down a word describing a photo. Wearing, much like I did, stopped strangers on the street, asked them a question, had them write down their response on a poster, and photographed them while holding it up. This largely resembles my work due to the same concept of expressions through text and face and due to using the same subject group.