Title

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Lead Author Major

Graphic Design

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Marie Lee

Abstract/Artist Statement

Light and shadow shapes how we see the world. As a photographer, I am able to see the world in a way most do not. I see how shadow defines form, and how light illuminates. This passion for learning about the tendencies of light in different situations has pushed my work to a new level. I am able to express mood and emotion not just through facial expression, body posture, and composition, but though the strategic use of the zone system. While seeing light was not an easy thing for me to learn, I began shooting celluloid film in various emulsions. Learning the ins and outs of the medium challenged every aspect of my photographic knowledge. Suddenly not being able to peek at the back of a screen caused me to think about every single aspect of the photograph prior to pressing the shutter. This in turned helped me to pre-visualize and preplan my photographs, giving them new life through composition, exposure, and expression. The photographs in this show are a culmination of a year’s worth of experience in shooting film, and express my workflow from pre-visualization to finished product. The photographs have all been shot with a medium format camera with black and white film. All the images were hand developed, scanned, and digitally printed in a hybrid workflow that is consistent with modern film photography. The idea for the shoot was to contrast simple beauty in a setting not normally associated with modern fashion and portrait photography.

Location

Reynolds Gallery

Start Date

17-4-2013 6:00 PM

End Date

17-4-2013 8:00 PM

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Apr 17th, 6:00 PM Apr 17th, 8:00 PM

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Reynolds Gallery

Light and shadow shapes how we see the world. As a photographer, I am able to see the world in a way most do not. I see how shadow defines form, and how light illuminates. This passion for learning about the tendencies of light in different situations has pushed my work to a new level. I am able to express mood and emotion not just through facial expression, body posture, and composition, but though the strategic use of the zone system. While seeing light was not an easy thing for me to learn, I began shooting celluloid film in various emulsions. Learning the ins and outs of the medium challenged every aspect of my photographic knowledge. Suddenly not being able to peek at the back of a screen caused me to think about every single aspect of the photograph prior to pressing the shutter. This in turned helped me to pre-visualize and preplan my photographs, giving them new life through composition, exposure, and expression. The photographs in this show are a culmination of a year’s worth of experience in shooting film, and express my workflow from pre-visualization to finished product. The photographs have all been shot with a medium format camera with black and white film. All the images were hand developed, scanned, and digitally printed in a hybrid workflow that is consistent with modern film photography. The idea for the shoot was to contrast simple beauty in a setting not normally associated with modern fashion and portrait photography.