Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Research...


"3 - Equipment does not create art. Artists create art..."   mmmmm perfectly worded:
http://www.naturephotographers.net/articles0413/ab0413-1.html


A few links that Kathy Kathy Kahler of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine referred me too:


http://dnr.wi.gov/wnrmag/html/stories/2005/feb05/photo.htmhttp://dnr.wi.gov/wnrmag/html/stories/2001/apr01/waterfall.htmhttp://dnr.wi.gov/wnrmag/html/stories/2005/jun05/photos.htmhttp://dnr.wi.gov/wnrmag/contribute/

---some are things I already knew but interesting to read about from a different perspective:   "If you deliberately pare natural subjects down to a few important elements, you can express more with them, creating memorable and distinctive images that put your stamp on what you saw"


When I reached out to Patricia Randolph who writes a wildlife column, she suggested I take more of an activist approach, her articles:http://host.madison.com/search/?l=25&skin=/&sd=desc&s=start_time&f=html&q=madravenspeak&t=article


"If you want to photograph the truth about wildlife, it will not be the sugary sweet living pictures that are their reality. 

"http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/column/patricia-randolph-s-madravenspeak-dnr-creates-culture-of-violence-slaughtering/article_382e0438-4ba6-11e2-93bc-0019bb2963f4.htmlhttp://www.bornfreeusa.org/d3_collab.php

http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/column/patricia-randolph-s-madravenspeak-a-hunter-s-story-of-love/article_971ef4d6-76e2-11e2-99d8-0019bb2963f4.html


This guy is pretty BA
http://www.youtube.com/user/lensslave

Monday, April 1, 2013

Changing direction and exploring why I added photography in the first place. The photos I am most proud of did not come from a class, I was never able to get into narrative or special topic projects. I decided to focus more on what inspires me most about photography. I am also switching to film because I enjoy working film, I also feel it is the most pure form of phtography







Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Exploration - twentysomethings

In exploring my real interests in photography, and completing the very early stages of my Senior Thesis, my instructor and I decied that I should just start documenting. All of the photographs that I find inspiration in are documentary in some way, I suppose you could say that all photography is. I really enjoy raw, emotional images, where a lot of things are happening. One of my favorite photos and one that sums up what I'm drawn to pretty well is this image by Tierney Gearon:


I decided to use the world around, and my personal life in particular, to document. I spend a lot of time thinking about this youth culture we are all a part of. And how many of us are living in poverty, and tend to not think too much about tomorrow. I decided to very lightly explore that. The photos I ended up with seem to be very bleak...do these temporary fixes fulfill us? There is something so intriguing about being 21...











Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Presentation

http://prezi.com/zd2jyv7n3zvd/first-formal-presentation-552/