New Artist Models - Change of Idea
I have decided to change my idea to create a better flow of ideas and inspiration while taking photos. I would like to incorporate a model so that i can be inspired by the body and i will be able to manipulate it easily. I would like to focus on the hands as i think they are a very interesting feature of the body. I like looking at the close up aspect of the body as well, and the furthering this with a wide angle and showing the surroundings. I have also liked the idea of incorporating nature and maybe seeing how that can further the idea. I still like the idea and techniques of Uta Barth and will utilize her in my next shoot, incorporating te light with the model, and the lines that the shadows make on the body. I like the idea of sequence as well. It almost continues on with the idea of David Hilliard, and how his photographs create a delusional panorama. It like the idea of creating a sequence of similar images, that are also very different, but are still related to each other.
New Artist Models - Uta Barth
These images are ones i collected from books inside the classroom. I analysed the photos i have already taken within my grandparents house and the photos i have taken are very similar to Uta Barth. The way she takes her photos and how she simply reflects the light in her images inspires me to do the same. I have easy access to the light and i think that i would be able to focus a shoot on her techniques. Something i do notice about the way she take her photos is that the photos are not taken on a clean straight angle, the cropping of the images is slightly off center, however this interests me, and for someone that takes images that always have to be perfectly straight i think it will be a good technique for me to pick up.
David Hilliard - Contemporary
Contemporary artist Model, uses a series of images, compiles them together, to create a panoramic feel. Hilliard, photographs the unseen normal and uses this to create visually enhancing photographs. I like the distortion of the images, that are only visible if you look closely. It creates something different visually and is a pleasing break from the normal documentary photographs which i am aiming to create.
Walker Evans -Traditional
Walker Evans, born in 1903 is influential artist that captured the change of America between 1920 and 1970. Evans focused on photographs of people found in roadside stands, simple bedrooms, and small-town main streets. I like the truthfulness of these photos. There are no lies from the subject matter. It is as simple as 'what you see is what you get'.
David Cook - New Zealand Artist
Cook is a contemporary New Zealand artist that has inspired me with his documentary style of photographs. I enjoy how the photographs are very forward and confronting. The use of black and white images also creates a haunting feeling from the pictures. The images that i have posted, with multiple images on top of each other, remind me of the similar technique as Hilliard. The photographs interest me with the hidden stories behind the subject matter. At first they do not look confronting or intimidating, but the audience is left to interpret the stories for themselves.
More examples of David Cook
- Lake of Coal
August Sander is a photographer from Germany. His works are striking, yet the backgrounds to all his photos are always simple. Showing that the photos rely on the main subject matter to draw an audience in. I like this about Sander. The way his photos appear to be taken with luck instead of staged artists. It gives a natural feel.