Thursday, September 17, 2009

Why is my senior so confusing?

Well, this is the direction I am currently going in. They are abstracts of the tee shirt factory and I am stuck on what to do with them. I looked into silk screening them or gum printing them. If anyone has any comments on the photographs themselves, I will be reshoot them and it would be nice to know if you like any more then others. Also comments on what process you think will work best for this will be great. do you think loosing detail with an alt. process will be OK? Or should I shoot 4x5 and print them large as inkjets? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

6 comments:

Leslie McDaniel said...
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Leslie McDaniel said...

Hey Marta...as most people mentioned in class, I really like the detail shots. For the details, I like the ones where you photographed the strange things in this place - Farrah Fawcett poster, the map you explained to us, the depression sign in the bathroom shot, etc - as well as the areas that are particularly unkempt and dirty. I still think you should include some images with people, although not straight portraits. I like the one with the guy silhouetted against the yellowish windows and the one of the nasty fan with the guy in the background from class. I think people "humanize" the environment and help us to empathize with them in their working conditions.

megan elizabeth dunbar said...

i really like the image you posted a few days ago of the tub. as far as a process to use, i'm not sure what gum would look like. i haven't taken alt yet. but i like the idea of using an alternative process when you print them. maybe you should gum the tub one and see if you like it.

August Cary said...

Your senior isn't any more confusing than anyone else's. I think you should go exactly where (ever) you want to go with this project, and you can do it. Have as much fun as you can.

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LeAnn Bennett said...

Marta, I love your detail texture shots especially the one with the papers and book on shelves. Seeing a few of the others maybe closer up would make them more interesting to me, so that the textures are emphasized more. I do agree with Leslie about the environmental shots with people in them the one with the guy really works for me because of the lighting and the mood it creates. I think it would be sweet to see a story told about this place and it's people through the texture and obscurity of spaces they work in. A combination of close ups and overall scenes I think would help give you diversity in the overall project. Go with the alt process for sure, I think it will compliment the grittiness of the spaces. Can't wait to see more!