The show is finally up! After so much long, hard work we have successfully put up our show at the YMCA and threw an amazing opening reception. You can still go check it out at the Y on 40 West Long St, Columbus Ohio until May 6th 2013!
If you can’t make it out though, Here’s a few photos from the reception of my space and some family who came out to see it and support!
I know I’ve been giving a lot of updates for two of my classes, digital Imaging and Studio but I haven’t been saying much lately about my documentary class.
Here’s what is going on: We have a long project assignment that is our final project and extends until the end of the semester. For this I have decided to expand the first project I did for the class (Documenting the Kmart stores, new and old and displaying them in diptychs to show the changes in them through the decay)In this expansion I decided to branch out from just Kmart and go to other stores such as a mall, a Meijer, Macy’s, and also reshooting Kmart. I have been visiting and shooting these locations new and old every week for the past month and have been coming up with very many images and have been piecing them together in the diptychs. So that is just an update for now and I will post the final products at the end of the semester when I have finished!
So i’ve been working very hard the past few weeks to prepare for my Digital Imaging’s class Exhibition! I’m so excited and have been anxious to tell everyone about it. Everyone in the class is creating a series of works to show and it will be held at the downtown Columbus YMCA. (I will post details a little later) Our title is called Echos..
Echo is a powerful word that can stand alone. This word and idea can cater to the ideas that everyone has already brewing in their minds. For example, I already shot and had the idea to make photographs of caves and underground rock formations; someone else had the idea to use body, figure and anatomy. Echo can mean one thing but can be represented in many ways. It can be physical scientific vibrations of sound, the sound of vocals coming from ones throat or body, or even the echo’s you hear inside of a cave. Echo is a beautiful and strong word that can stand alone and is also open ended so that we as a class can have the freedom to represent it however we choose with our artwork.
The class have been hard at work making post cards, a catalog, preparing our own work and many other things to prepare for this exhibition. For mine I have decided on my exhibition space, The fireplace and mantle.
I plan on making 3 large framed photographs (22.375×34 inch) for the top of the mantle and then one large horizontal photograph to fill the inside of the fireplace which dimensions are 3ftx5ft to represent an actual cave.
I will be printing and framing next week and will be making all of my finishing touches! I will update you all again for the dates, time and address so I would love to see everyone make it! I’m very proud of this project and of my class for putting together such a wonderful project and I can’t wait to show it off!
Here are my images I will be showing:
For my final print I will be choosing between these two images so I would love opinions to help! 🙂
For this project my class was divided into 2 people groups and we had to draw a word out of a hat and then create a studio set up and photograph for the word we were given. My partner and I drew the word “Ball”. We decided to go with a crystal ball and we set up a scene with a fortune teller/gypsy. We used a large overhead soft box to create a large open space of light and then a low strobe with a snoot to focus the light directly on the ball.