The handout didn’t really explain how to load and unload the camera, so I’m glad that Paul Brower was able to demonstrate.
I also enjoyed how Paul and Carol’s main focus is Holga photography, but much of the final art products involve sewing. It’s an interesting combination of two entirely different art forms.
These were taken digitally about a year or two ago, near a park in central Maryland.
Fascinating how quickly old things can fall into ruin, and how quickly nature can take back from human civilization.
When we found what was very likely to be a Confessional Booth, we had a very good clue what the ruins used to be- some kind of Catholic Institution; a school, abbey, or church.
An otherwise good shot of the confessional, despite my mother’s head and jacket being a distraction.
Outside of the Confessional.
Inside the Confessional.
A place of worship, evidenced by the cross.
An altar, made of concrete and some rusting metal.
Most likely an empty fountain or pool, filled in and overgrown.
Found something interesting today- Thomas Czarnecki’s series of grim Disney Fairy Tale-inspired photos.
Here’s the link:THOMAS CZARNECKI Photography
In my opinion, the bright colors distract from the dark tone. But I can see how others would find this all the more disturbing, as the colorful dresses are a reminder that the characters come from children’s movies.
I think I like this one the most. The way Alice is sitting hanging her head reminds me of the scene from the animated movie where she sits down and bawls her eyes out.
This one, however, is just ridiculous:
It’s supposed to be Pocahontas, in case you couldn’t tell.
Fantastic technical instructions on light and shadow photography. These factors are extremely important to take into consideration when shooting photography in the Pacific Northwest. Great ideas for future shooting locations- I’ve already down plenty of forested areas and overcast. I might try working with mixed light.
The photos in this section showed that use of light and shadow can play tricks on the observer’s eye. For instance, the girl in the photo on page 122 caught my eye, as she appeared to have very deformed legs. It took me a while to realize that she had just tied her stockings together.
The Tools, Materials, and Processes was a very intriguing introduction. I loved the eye diagrams; they gave me a very good idea about perception, the basis of photography itself. Also, very clear instructions on how to use various cameras. And the refrigerator box camera is just awesome!