Sunday, May 21, 2017

Shadows



Shadows!

Shadows appears in every light,
follows behind you every time,
and mesmerizes everyone,
children likes to play,
and I like to watch.
the dark area formed,
by an opaque object.
And a friend who follows in light
and disappears in dark.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

"Who Am I" video presentation

Purpose:

To understand the purposes and differences of selfies, portraits, and self-portraits;
To look at the work of contemporary artists who create portraits and self-portraits and interpret and analyze their purposes;
To create a video that effectively communicates “who you are”;

To use iMovie's features in a creative and unique way.

Who Am I? video




Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Hobbies and Interest

Guitar!

An instrument with 6 strings,
low E, A, D, G, B, high E
With different sound for each one,
Presenting with a strum,
It creates the world of music,
From little too young
All I want to do is play
Play for soul with my heart
The pleasant sound which ears crave for,
Bringing peace and joy.
Yes, it is an instrument,
For me, it is beyond an instrument
which I dream for in the day,
And all I want to do is play.










Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Planning: Who Am I?

I love art. I like drawing and painting very much, though these days I don't draw and paint occasionally. I love traveling, though I haven't traveled a lot, I like to go to the places where I can learn more about the culture and traditions of the place. I like to learn more about different cultures and I love to follow my culture and some traditions. I love badminton and I use to play badminton since I was in elementary school. I like tennis which is similar to badminton and I enjoy playing it. I'm most interested in subjects of biology and chemistry, they are very fascinating to me. I hope to become a doctor someday because I want to help people through that field and I'm very interested in that field.

I would like people to know about my love for art. I would like to show where I'm from because that is really important to me.  I would like to show my interest in culture and how I like to follow my traditions and culture. I would like to show traveling and how I have traveled to different places which have its own culture and some of the cultural sites of the place and country. I would like to share my experience with badminton and tennis.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Cindy Sherman & Brandon Stanton





Untitled Film Still #13. 1978.

Collection The Museum of Modern Art, New York. 


Cindy Sherman is one of the most respectful photographers of the late twentieth century. She uses herself to communicate the "role of the woman, the role of the artist" and much more. Through her works, she has raised important questions of the society like the role of women in society. Her photographs are very unique and sometimes the viewer is confused about the clarity of her true nature. She is often dressed scary and deformed and sets herself in strange positions and its features oddly lighting of green, blue and red. 


"I've got five haters. Everyone else loves me."

Brandon Stanton/Courtesy of St. Martin's Press

Brandon Stanton is best selling author, photographer and founder of Humans of New York. He takes portraits of people living and working in New York including the piece of conversation about their lives. He adds quotes and captions to his photographs which got a lot of public attention. In 2014, he went to the middle east to photograph people in 50 days in 10 countries. In 2015, He traveled to Pakistan and Iran to photograph people. He takes photographs of people mostly on the street.






Thursday, April 27, 2017

Selfies, to be or not to be


I think the purpose of a selfie is to express one's expressions in the movement by oneself. The selfie helps people to convey their feelings with others easily. Taking selfies and using them for social media is phenomenal today and we all follow that. We all want to be connected and one of the purposes can we be defined by that as the selfies are all around the world of social media and nowadays we are more connected through social media. I think the purpose of a selfie is more of using it for the internet than any other and it is taken for fun in daily lives.

I think the purpose of the selfie defines whether it is art or not. If the selfies are taken randomly without any purpose it wouldn't look like an art but if the selfie is carefully taken with proper level and in a creative way, it will be like an art. It also depends on the expressions and the background taken. If the selfie shows a clear understanding of a person's happiness or sorrows it could be considered an art because it is taken with some intention. I think that the selfie only has one subject of the person who is taking the photograph and there could not be much variety except taking it with different angles and effect of the light. While other photographs we take have different subjects, perspective and much more.

Levitation

Purpose:
  • To learn how Levitation is being used in the world of photography;
  • To make connections from levitation to real-world uses;
  • To create levitation photographs inspired by other amateur and professional photographers.


By looking at the examples, I got a clear idea of what levitation is and how the levitation photographs can be made convincing with the background and the position of the person. It helped to think about varieties of ideas with different perspectives. Also, it helped to think about the shadows and reflections for my photographs. I think the site of Pinterest was very helpful because it had many different levitation photographs and many of them used different perspective and were unique. Also, they were very convincing and looked realistic. It encouraged me to create a unique and creative levitation photographs as they were wonderful.

I took many photographs of different positions so I can levitate and I chose the one which I thought were best which helped me to create better photographs. I chose more than 1 background for one position so I can try different background and then choose the best one which worked really well for me. It took a lot of time and I wasn’t overwhelmed by it which helped me too. It was a success to create two totally different photographs of levitation as I had different positions. For one of them, I created a shadow and for the other the reflection in water which made them different. Creating shadows and reflections with the brightness of the background was a success too.


The big challenge was to create a levitation photograph which looks realistic and convincing with the background. I had a difficult time making the position of the person convincing with the background. I had the positions which I liked but they were not convincing with the background so I tried to do a couple of background for one position and see which one worked well. The other challenge I thought was to crop the person from the original photo for the background of the photo I was creating. Though I was zooming and trying not to include the other parts of the original photo there were few things which were from the background from the original photo so when I paste it on the background I was seeing those parts. Therefore, I went back again and erased and filled with the quick mask mode and paste again. This helped me create a better crop of the person and not including unnecessary parts. These tricks worked well and I was able to create levitation photographs in a creative way.