Robin Michals | COMD 1340 Photography 1

Final Project Statement and Mood Board

For my final project, I decided to take photos in Chinatown and capture the busy markets in the streets. I have decided to take the pictures when the sun has just set. One day I was passing through Chinatown at sunset and was intrigued by how bright the lights in the markets were. Everything seemed clearer to me and made me focus on what was more important, the customers and the sellers in the food markets. The dark night in contrast to the very bright lights was very eye-catching as opposed to if I were to be in the same area during the day. In this final project, I will do closeups and catch everyone frozen in motion as well. For example, I will take a picture of the salesman yelling the price of the fish or a buyer bagging the vegetables. There was a common theme in almost all the stores, which was the color red. I liked that this was consistent throughout the whole street, which can keep my photos steady when it comes to the theme. There will be photos of patterns and symmetry as well considering there are arrays of products displayed out for everyone to see and be intrigued by.

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1 Comment

  1. rmichals

    Food markets at night in Chinatown is a good theme. At this time of year that is anytime after 4:30. Try to get a variety of shots and don’t be afraid to get close to the people you are photographing. It will make the project way more interesting if we can see and engage with the people in the markets. Both the vendors and the shoppers. Look for the food that are unique to the Chinese markets as well. What makes them special?

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