Sunday, February 17, 2008
These are pictures I took While I was in India on B&W film. I hadn't finished the roll until last week, and I started shooting that same roll back in May. It was like a little time capsule when I opened it up and developed it. I had pictures from last weeks project, pictures of India, and pictures of my ex-girlfriend all on the same roll. That was one of the more interesting dark room experiences. I have a few other shots from India that I would like to post, but they are not printed yet. I will get to those the next time I am in the darkroom. I didn't really want to go back to India after my trip, but now I really want to go back. These pictures remind me of why I want to go back. I took these pictures in a village in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Enjoy.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
So this week we worked on film projects, and I wanted to do B&W because I like the darkroom. My subject was "eyes," and I just wanted to capture eyes. I think that eyes are powerful. If you know the person well, you can read every emotion from just the eyes. The eyes are the windows to soul, and from my experience that is true. I feel like these need some more contrast, but I have a tendency to contrast things too much, so I held back. I didn't work with these in lightroom at all, so what you see is what you get. Enjoy soul spotting.
This is a picture I took last year. I printed it once, and I had it in a show, but then it was lost. I like the original print a lot more, so I guess I should have printed a few while I had it right. I re-printed it, and I don't like this one as much. The tones are what bother me, but I like the way it looks in general. So the second picture is what it looked like the first time I printed it, but I worked this one in lightroom. I didn't want to have to adjust things in lightroom, but as you can see from the before and after, it needed it. I over contrasted it because I thought that it looked better considering the subject. Maybe I can get what I want in the darkroom some other time. This is not for class. I just wanted to put this up for fun.
Friday, February 1, 2008
This is my project on broken things. I found this as I was walking one day. This is a jar that my roommate made, and he didn't like it so he put it outside. it was there for months, and filled up with rain water. Then when it got cold last week, the water froze and broke the jar. The ice was still there, and I liked that the form of the jar was still there because of the ice, but the jar was broken away. I will have more pictures of this jar later. There is more to this story.