Sunday, February 1, 2009

Advanced Digital Abstract Project

Here are some of the first images from my Advanced Digital project. I'm making abstract photographs where form and color are the dominant subjects. I think I've decided to make this more conceptual by photographing within the "blighted" district of Bozeman. Also, since Uta Barth is one of my influences on this project, I hope the final project (in book form) will cause the viewer to consider the beauty of the image and the perception of an area labeled as "blighted". I hope to find the boundaries of what has been labeled as such so I can try to make one image on each street. That's just a thought for now.... any feedback on the images is appreciated. Also, I'm having trouble deciding how much blur to use so I've included duplicates of two images with different amounts of blur. More...or less blur?

9 comments:

Ian van Coller said...

For me the bottom 3 are working best. The relationship between form an color seem to be well balanced. I would also try moving closer in to your subjects. In these first six the forms are still somewhat recognizable. I think a variety of camera distance will help.#2 and #3 are not working for me. Nice start though.

Bek said...

More blur, definitely.

I like the 4th one a lot!

zallen said...

The bottom one is the only one that works for me... the others make me feels queasy. I think its the lack of a definitive form and no visible horizon line that works the best about it. Also those three white lines add something to the images that the others don't.

LeAnn Bennett said...

For me the 4th and last work the best for me they hold the most geometric form and yet aren't to definable. I agree with Ian and you should try and move in closer to objects and I'd also like to see the color as a more dominant aspect of the image and form. I think the blur can be varied depending on the subject and how deinable it is initially. I like where you are going with your concept though.

MarieYC said...

I like the 4th one a lot too! Though you've already heard it, maybe you should try getting in closer. Some night ones would be neat too.

Leslie said...

Thank you everyone for the comments, suggestions, and ideas!

hgraham said...

i really like the bottom four images as far as the series is concerned but the top ones dont pull it off as well for me...elaborating on zaks comment, I think if it were me i would try and include more of the symmetrical forms that you see in the last image...

stephanie said...

I think the ones with the brightest colors are the most successful. With the blur being so prominent it helps give the image a different aspect to consider.

tlykins said...

The images where you can't tell what the subject is are the most successful. Good start!