Friday, September 4, 2009
9/4/09 Fotoseptiembre Brittany K
I went to Fotoseptiembre on Thursday. I visited Armon's Studio to check out our fellow classmates Ross's photos. We had a few photography courses together and I truly appreciate his work. Landscape may be an unfavorable subject however I have seen how Ross creatively captures the essence of art through them. He tends to have an eye for unusual landscape scenes that some would not even take to being artistic. One of the most appealing photo was of the ocean I believe in Hawaii with the variations of color in the sky fading from blues to gradations of purple, oranges, and pinks. This image was one that I was fond of and believed it captured more of the artistic aspects that one would expect in the commercial world. However the image of the sugar cane was a bit more appreciative in my opinion. Ross created an image that has movement which in a sense causes traction between the movement lines of curves against the straight lines going off into perspective. The composition of the lines also break up the image which create recognizable shapes that we see in everyday life. This image of nature represents how shapes are always around us. The vast space that is presented and defined by the horizon line allows one to perceive from the image alone how grand the space actually is without having to personally be there. The high saturation of tones are vibrant yet provide a peaceful mood to the viewer. I believe Ross successfully achieved creating a landscape image that can be typically viewed in the artistic world as a subject matter that is criticized if it does not contain the formal elements of art. I encourage him to take on this project to see if he can successfully master the skill of taking good landscape photos. Also should try various alternative processes to enhance the effect of the landscape.