Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Stephanie Price presents Tina Modotti

Tina Modotti was an italian photographer who lived in mexico most of her adult life. She was the lover of edward weston for a while starting out as his model she learned from him and you can see parallels in their works. The reason i like Tina Modotti so much is her subtle use of lighting and compostition. I can feel a passion from every photograph. For example the first photograph shows the struggle of the everyday woman and her labor. She shows this woman not from the front but shows mostly the full jug on top of this woman shoulders allowing us to imagine the struggle of carrying it. And when she depicts mother and child she crops the mothers face and shows the back of a naked child. These photographs challenge me to take a second look at my own compositions for my personal project.

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