It’s tough to write about my own work that I’ve created in this class, because I’ve mostly been blown away by the other work that I have seen in the class. It is truly great to see so many people putting their time into often non-required material. I think we are all here to develop our skills and share in this learning environment, and that is something that I would love to emulate more in my own classroom.
Probably the thing that I am most proud of in this class is The Post Post show. To tell the truth, I’ve always wanted to be a radio dj, and this show really came out of that desire. I’ve created 4 shows thus far and it is one of my favorite activities that I get to do during the week. I’m grateful for all of the kind feedback that others in the class have given me.
I’m also grateful for the dailyshoot project. While I do fancy myself an amateur photographer, this is the first time that I have participated in such a program. I know it sounds cliche, but I really felt as though the dailyshoot challenges forced me to see differently. I was constantly thinking in terms of angles and depth of field, and I think that process really helped me spur on my photography. Here are some of my favorite images:
I took this photo in the hallway at my school and I really love it. I love the softness that the fluorescent lights produce, it makes it feel almost as if it is from a sci-fi movie — Solaris (The Russian One).
The challenge for this day was “depth and dimension”. I spent about 30 minutes walking around downtown Kirkland, hoping that I would find the right image. I saw this doorway and loved how I could see through this pathway onto the other side, however there were all sorts of reflections that wanted to mess with me. I was almost tempted to find another shot. I am so glad that I embraced the reflections and came up with this otherworldly image.
This one I actually cheated on: I took it the day before. I was in the elevator at the school and I loved the look of the joint between the wall and the fluorescent light overhead (here I go with the fluorescents again). I just thought I would keep it for good measure and it proved to be perfect for the next days challenge. I really like this image — like a found Mark Rothko.
What do you guys think? Am I full of myself? Are there images that you liked more than these?