My first idea for my semester long assignment is portraits. I am not that good at them so I think if I did a whole series of them I would get the hang of them and I could experiment with some ideas I’ve been having lately. Such as shooting the series with only masks, any/every type of mask I can get my hands on. Or doing a series of studio looking portraits, or just a combination of it all for portraits.
My second idea for the semester long assignment is, redoing my car series but incorporating people into it. Like a day in a life story of the person and their car. While also highlighting the car as the main idea/theme. Doing interior shots while the person is driving, of while they’re working on the car. And also showing the love/time spent with/in the car.
Thirdly I’m thinking about doing a series all on shadows, and their casters. Trying to show the relationship each have with one another. Like the ring on a book at the right angle makes a heart with the shadow, symbolizing the love one has for their significant other that also wears a ring. Or how a shadow doesn’t always make sense to that is casting it
All three ideas are very interesting. I do think you should focus on the first or third idea as this will push you to do something new. I think the portrait idea is the strongest and will give you the opportunity to branch out with your photography and possibly incorporating some lighting in as well! When we meet off campus next week for the lighting demo it might give you some additional ideas. Thanks.
I like all three of these ideas. The portrait idea would be a great choice because it is a little bit out of your comfort zone. I love the idea of the masks, that could be very interesting– you could be dramatic, humorous, scary, etc.
I didn’t see your car series but I know you are a gear head ( I am married to one!) 🙂 I’m a big fan of car movies (“Bullitt”, Tarantino’s “Deathproof”, “Christine”,etc)– lots of iconic images to choose from for inspiration. Last Saturday I stumbed upon a car show at Power and Southern and there was a ’67 Cougar there, one of my favorites! They have them every Saturday, also up at the Pavillions, but I’m sure you already know of these.
The shadow idea sounds interesting and a little mysterious. Would be a great experiment in working with different types of lighting too. I’m sure Josh has some artists you could look at for ideas here.
All great concepts, good luck choosing just one!
I really like the shadow idea! I think shadows are really interesting and I think that you could get some really good photos.
I have heard you speak on how much you love to shoot cars and I really like your idea of redoing your series incorporating people. This could give you the best of both worlds with your portrait idea. Not only would you need to make the car look good but also the car at the same time!! I think you could convey a fun story showing your “day in a life” idea.
I love all three ideas. I too like the idea of working on my weakness. I have lots of masks from my photobooth if you need to borrow them.
I have seen only a little of your portraits, but I think they are good. You could push yourself with lighting and characterization and come up with some amazing portraits. If you combined portraits and cars, you could capture a story about car lovers that the rest of us could not touch. I like your shadow idea also. I think you could be very creative in that.