Thursday, April 12, 2012

What a Beautiful Idea

I am mesmerized by these images. Artist Anna Schuleit was asked to make an installation of plants in a Massachusetts mental health center that was scheduled for demolition. They are breathtaking. Read the article, it is very interesting.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Trying Something New

I'm trying a few new things in photoshop with some of my images. Up until now, I am a little ashamed to say I have done very little with my images in photoshop aside from minor exposure and lighting adjustments. And I will be the first to agree that what "new" things I am trying are by no means advanced or over-the-top, however, this is a new aesthetic for me and I must say I am quite pleased with it. At first glance, it does not appear to be two images on top of each other, but it does seem to have an awful lot of activity and movement which I find successful. It has been fun picking and choosing what images to combine, and I feel like to some degree, that it is furthering my state of discovery I had mentioned in my previous post.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Traveling a New Path

This group of photos is of an 'adventure' I took through the water flow in a park near my home. 

  This semester has been one of self growth and discovery. I am straddling the line between accepting a little more conceptuality and holding onto/embracing the aesthetics I love so much. At the beginning of this project, I was proposing night photography...and one might say I've wandered away from that idea. I just can not let go of the aspect of water, I love it. I love being around it, being barefoot in it, the way it smells and sounds. I am continually fascinated by how light passes through it, making patterns that can never be created again. I feel as though I am in a constant state of discovery.
  Not only am I drawn to the beauty of water, I am also concerned with the issues around it. Only 2.5% of the water on earth is fresh, and 70% of that is used for agriculture, another 22% goes to the worlds' industries, leaving only 8% of that 2.5% for us...and that is frightening. This is an homage to the beauty and life giving qualities that fresh water has to offer.