My work thus far

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?

Minimalist Poster: Primer

 

If any of you have not seen the movie Primer you really need to get on Netflix right now and watch it.  For the design project, I decided to do the minimalist Movie poster.  I did the poster in illustrator, because I thought it would be relatively easy to build a box, but I spent most of my time fighting with the box.  Getting the perspective to look okay, getting the color to be right — this is ironic of course if you have seen the movie, because in the movie they are constantly fighting with the box or the idea of the box and it’s implications.

Anyway, this was a relatively quick job and I am not totally satisfied, but it is a step in the direction that I want to go.  Any feedback is greatly appreciated.