Saturday, February 19, 2011

A few more

7 comments:

Sean Foulkes said...

the negative space in #2 (leaves) is pretty powerful. Is this the fancy new digital back?

Collin Avery said...

I dont know, I thought I knew, but Im still on the fence. I think the prints will be the deciding factor.

Why did you choose to boost the contrast and color?

Ian van Coller said...

@ Sean, yes my digital back.

@ Collin. No real good reason for the color. Attempting to evoke a sense of childhood innocence. Trying something new, see how it turns out.

Collin Avery said...

Some images work better than others, (and I do also agree with John that the images do not have to be pushed this far) but I think the harsh color, contrast, and negative space in the blacks and highlights adds another level that separates it from a formal documentation of your kids to that idea of childhood innocence that you were going for. It seems more interpretive to me.

Megan E Dunbar said...

Ian, this is a great start. The colors are gorgeous. But I feel unsettled by how dark they are. I thought I heard you say once that you are trying to photograph that time in childhood when innocence is lost. In that case I think the darkness helps to create that visceral feeling.

My favorite is actually one you posted on flickr. It's of a girl who's sitting kind of behind some leaves. Out of these I like the girl sitting in the mud. It reminds me of a time I thought I wanted to swim in a vat of chocolate milk. Nice work.

Ian van Coller said...

Thanks for the input guys. I really appreciate it. I will try making a few prints to see what they look like at various levels of adjusted color.

Aly said...

I am definitely feeling the loss of childhood innocence with a lot of these. I actually like how far you are pushing them, the darkness in them is really intriguing. I'm really enjoying looking at these, Ian!