HW 10

The photographer Henry Hargreaves captures many great photos. Many celebrities make very unusual requests when they go on tour. They are very specific with what they want. I guess when you are that famous you can anything that you want done. The photos taken by Henry Hargreaves all have a black background. This really emphasizes on what is being photographed. Most of the foods being requested are very unhealthy. Most people would consider them as comfort foods. All celebrities need that before performing to get into the scene of 50000 plus people waiting to see you. (Have a great holiday!)


HW # 9

Robert Frank photographs are not artistic in my eyes. The photos are very simple even thought they have a deeper meaning to them. All of his photos have a story and a reason why he took the photo. He does capture many moments in history like segregation. Many of the photos are Americans going on about there life and between it all, Frank was able to capture many great photos of  segregation.  After watching the video of unseen photos of Robert Frank and flipping through his book in class I can get a sense  of what America was like in the 1950s. Robert Frank did a great job on the book even though most of the photos are very simple and seems like not much thought was out into it before taking the photo.

HW 8

After reading Robert Capa: In Love and War I am convinced that the photo is fake. Like it says in the article “Federico could have posed for the photograph before he was killed,” along with the pictures on the side of the article proves everything was staged. The argument they made was not conveying at all. Just by looking at the picture it seems to stiff and well planned out for it to be real. In the article they compare 2 photos and you can see the difference in the facial expression. During a war everything around you would be dirty bloody and have other soldiers around you. This is not the case with Rovert Capas photo taking during the Civil war.

Reminder: HW #8 is due Monday 12/7 and short list for Final

pen-nibPlease remember to submit your posts to the latest homework on Robert Capa’s infamous photo “Death of a Loyalist Soldier” 1936. Also look under the slide lists section (under the ARTH Class Files tab above) for the short list to the final exam. The exam format is the same as the midterm. To refresh your memory, you can look at the format under ARTH Class Files too.

Homework #8 is due by Monday December 7th.

The final exam is on Monday December 21st at 11:30 am.

HW 7

There are many differences from food photography for marketing and food photography for art. Food photography for marketing is more focused on the food and has mostly everything else blurred out this way the food stands out and is what your eye is drawn to. With food marketing it makes the food seem very appetizing and the colors seem to be more powerful this way. With photography for art seems to be more bland. The food in these photos seem to be nothing special and is just used as a prop. They are not focused on the food product for the most part. When food is photographed for art they are trying to send a message other then the food in the photo. I do not have a preference, both are beautiful art works and everyone can enjoy.


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is what gives you energy thought the day and keeps you focused. the most important nutrients come from breakfast meals such as eggs and fruit. Me personally love eating fruits in the morning with a glass of orange juice. Breakfast is very essential to our everyday live. Americans have the most unhealthiest meals for breakfast. Just taking a look at what a diner offers will blow your mind. For us it is normal because we have been accustomed to the unhealthy breakfast offered. The overload of sugar in Americans breakfast is what makes our country is obese.

HW #5

Walker Evans way of photagraphy is unusual because notonly only are the people in the photos not showing any emotion, but Walker Evens gets close to take the photo of the subway riders. Being this close up makes the photo seem awkward.  Many of his photos are taken from the waist up. Not much has changed in subwayriders today. Many people in Evans photos are holing a book or newspaper. Today we see iPhones, iPads, and kindles being used by subway riders. In a way subway riders are still doing what they did years ago, reading and minding their own business. In one of the photos I noticed a man was playing the accordion with a little jar tied in with a string for anyone who wanted to spare him some change. This has not changed one bit, every morning on the subway you will run into someone wanting some money in exchange of them playing an instrument for you or dancing. In many ways people have not changed the way they act on the subway. Even through the facial expressions are almost identical, not showing any emotion on the daily commute to work or school.

Reminder: Luncheon and Presentations on Monday Nov 16th!

Andre Kertesz, The Way a Poem of Endre Ady's Began on a Cafe Table in Paris, 1928

Andre Kertesz, The Way a Poem of Endre Ady’s Began on a Cafe Table in Paris, 1928

This is a reminder that we meet at 11:30 am in A631 on Monday November 16th to load your presentations before heading downstairs to the Janet Lefler Dining Room. I will lock up our classroom during lunch but you are welcome to lock things in your own lockers by the dining room. Please bring a thumbdrive with your groups’ Powerpoint or download your presentation from Google Drive/iCloud/etc. We will make our way down to the dining room at 11:45 am for our luncheon! After lunch, we will return to our classroom for your presentations. Be sure to submit one copy of the Powerpoint presentation for each group and your individual reflections on the project directly to me.

Please remember that the Dining Room has a business casual dress code. Therefore, remember no sneakers, no jeans, etc.

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow for a unique class meeting filled your photography, food, and maybe even a little poetry…

HW #4

After watching the video i noticed it took a significant amount of people to serve the king. In the kitchen it took a lot of people to prep the 3 course meal. Every single piece of food was well thought out for the king before serving him.  Every occasion has its own significant food that you can relate it to and determine your status. For example for Thanksgiving depending on how much food you have on the table can communicate how wealthy you are. The more choices you have o pick from shows you are well off and vice versa.


Reminder: Midterm on Monday Oct 26, 2015 at 11:30 am

"Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late." — William Shakespeare

“Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late.” — William Shakespeare

This is a reminder that the midterm is on Monday October 26th at 11:30 am in class. Please be on time. The midterm is keyed to images, once the exam begins, please do not expect the class to re-start the exam if you walk in very late.

Because there were numerous absences last Monday for an important class on Alfred Stieglitz and his organization the Photo-Secession and Pictorialism to Straight Photography, I recommend that you watch 35 min of The Eloquent Eye, a documentary on Stieglitz. If you missed the last class, you should get notes from classmates that cover the review too.

Come early! Don’t forget to review the images from the midterm short list (download from this page), as well as the vocabulary words and terms from earlier slide lists. The exam format and image files are also uploaded under ARTH Class Files on the class website. If you need a reminder of the exam format, please look at it here. There are 4 parts and as noted, part IV — terminology is on processes. You should know basic definitions of the early photographic processes from the early photogenic drawing to gum bichromate process, and be able to discuss basic characteristics (i.e., know that a daguerreotype is a photograph on a metal plate) and their advantages and disadvantages (i.e., i.e., a daguerreotype offers sharp details but is a unique image). To accompany each of your definitions, you must also cite an example of that process.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions. Most importantly, ARRIVE ON TIME Monday!

PS Don’t forget Homework #4 (due midnight 10/26)