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Extra Credit Project 2 Gail Albert Halaban: Italian Views

Gail Albert Halaban: Italian Views

I recently had opportunity to view the¬†Gail Albert Halaban: Italian Views¬†exhibit currently being held at the Aperture Gallery located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.¬†¬†It was an interesting exhibit which exhibited photographs by Gail Albert Halaban which were taken in Italy.¬†¬†The work focuses on photographs by ‚Äúobserving life through windows.‚Ä̬†¬†The artist has used varied Italian architecture to frame different moments in the everyday life of Italians as she views them through windows.¬†¬†The works were somewhat reminiscent to me of Hitchcock‚Äôs ‚ÄúRear View Window.‚Ä̬†¬†As you view each photograph, it is if you are peeking into a personal moment in the lives of the people being photographed.

The photographs were large and were for the most part well framed.¬†¬†The subjects were focused and well lighted so that they stand out in the windows of the buildings.¬†¬†One photograph,¬†‚ÄúNecklace, Via Pietro Maestri,‚Ä̬†that was well executed.¬†¬†I noticed that all the other windows have their shutters and windows closed.¬†¬†In the upper right hand corner, there is one open window showing an older couple.¬†¬†The woman is trying to put on a necklace and the man appears to be helping her.¬†¬†It made me wonder if they were preparing for an evening out or if perhaps, he had given her the necklace as a gift.¬†¬†Another photograph which was interesting was¬†‚ÄúBoy and His Dog‚Ä̬†which shows a boy in a dining room.¬†¬†The outside of the window has large black shutters.¬†¬†I had to look closely to see the dog which the boy was feeding a treat. In this photograph, the windows on the left were also closed.

I enjoyed the exhibit and peering into the windows to determine the actual subject.  It gave me a different perspective on how to frame my work. In my opinion, the works were well done and interesting.  However, in some of the photographs I had to look closely to determine the actual subject.  Perhaps, that was the intention of the artist.

Shot list final

Final Project / Fairy Tale

My final project will present story of ‚ÄúThe Fellowship of the Ring.‚Ä̬†¬†I will use figures which represent the different characters from the story in locations which resemble the settings in the story.¬†¬†I will also use some miniatures for props.

1.       Photo of the ring in the story with closeups.

2.       Bilbo and Gollum in a cave.

3.       Frodo and Bilbo Baggins in the Shire.

4.       Frodo and Gandalf in a garden.

5.       Frodo and Samwise Gamgee starting their journey in a farm.

6.       Frodo and Samwise with Aragorn.

7.       Aragorn and Legolas in an Elf setting with a waterfall like Rivendell.

8.       Gimli and Legolas in a forest setting.

9.       All characters surround the ring.

10.   Photo of Frodo with the ring.