Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Thursday, 24 February 2011
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
I recently visited the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art to get some inspiration for a current unit I am covering in my college where I am going to create my own installation. Whilst I was there I took particular interest to the work by Lindsay Seers who designed the idea for these large shapes to be placed in a this room with a strange looking building behind them, you can actually go inside this structure into complete darkness and after finding your way around a few corridors you come to a balcony which you look over, down onto a round screen where different projections are shown and a voice over tells you the story. There is also a small separate room attached to this one where you can watch a short 20 minute video explaining some of Lindsay Seers work, I did not find this particularly interesting but it did however explain her concept better. This installation inspired me to create something very thought provoking that could possibly tell a story or create emotions amongst the audience, something that you don’t necessarily understand at first and something very strange and random so that people are immediately interested. The idea of confusing the audience is a very good way of also creating interest amongst people.
Wednesday, 9 February 2011
This is a Female Red Tailed Hawk, Kane. I like this photograph because of how you can see the water droplets on her head her head is slightly angled so she looks slightly evil like Blue. I like the depth of field in this picture because all her feathers are in focus but the background isn't even noticeable because it is so out of focus. When I photograph the hawks and falcons I prefer to give them this kind of angle because they don't look as interesting photographed head on, I feel there beaks are an important thing to include.
Friday, 14 January 2011
This is a photograph of my California King Snake, Pearl. I wanted a nice head shot of this snake but I also wanted her body in the background. I did get a lot of photographs which had his, but I thinks that the photograph is beautiful. I love the reflection in the eye and the depth of field, like the body in the background which is out of focus. I will continue photographing this snake because I think it is one of the more photogenic snakes.
This is one of my favorite photographs of my Red Knee Tarantula, Bella. To get this photograph I took a sheet of glass and placed it across two drawers. I then climbed underneath and began experimenting with flash, focus and distance. I managed to create some abstract photographs using a Ring Flash, but I wanted to include a photograph that was sharp and shown Bella looking as beautiful as she is. I believe this is very interesting, and tarantulas create some amazing photography if you manage to get close enough.
These are two of my smaller snakes which I wanted to get under the Macro Lens and capture as much detail as possible. The first snake is a Red Corn Snake, Amber. This snake has some remarkable markings on it when I was given it and I was eager to photograph them. This is also just one of my snakes with a stunning coloured eye, when enhancing this photograph I preferred the original eye colour and ended up keeping it the same. I have a lot of photographs of this snake, some interesting ones of it coiled up so you can see how beautiful the body is, but i feel this head shot was to pretty to be left out.
This is one of my favorite snake photographs just because of the brightness and colour of this snake. This is my Milk Snake, Burt. I decided to place this snake onto a log of wood to get the grain as the background, I love how the snakes body gradually disappears into the depth of field. I think its the snakes stripey pattern that makes this photograph look so good, it also has a really cute, pretty face which I am eager to continue photographing under a Macro Lens.