Monthly Archives: December 2019

Recreating a photo

For this assignment I recreated a photo of the photographer Platon. I set up butterfly lighting in the studio and , prepared propes, such as a chair. The most challenging was to direct a model to match the scene, and get a proper framing.

Final – Snow White

For my final fairy tale theme, I decided to tell the snow-white story through pictures. I am not sure how I will shoot the story as I don’t have a fancy dress or set up for it. So I am looking at some works to get inspiration. I am also having a hard time to pick a place to shoot as I wanted a green/forest kinda theme and all the trees are dead. I think I will shoot a portion of the story at home, then I will go to a park to finish the rest of the story. After the photoshoot is done, I will use Lightroom to fix the lighting and correct colors. Then I will use photoshop to add some props such as 7 drafts, the prince, the bad queen, etc. Overall It will be a challenging assignment for me to portray the entire story.

Mental Health, PSA – Therapy can be fun for your mental health. A laugh + Therapy

Mental Health PSA

Mental Health is like a baby, you need to to take care of it.

Mental health is like a box of chocolate you never know, how you will feel after a session.

Therapy can be fun for your mental health.

a laugh + therapy


Mental Health’s PSA adds a humorous approach to mental health. Promoting society to open up and talk to a therapist and even, it’s crying or laughing during your sessions.


Isis Samuels Swaby

Professor Peter Labrozzi

Photo 2

December 13 2019

Extra Credit

McDarrah’s PRIDE exhibition at ‘The Museum of New York City, gave a visual voice to people who were voiceless through his images documenting their experience in New York City in the 19602-1970s. I enjoyed the movement and facial expressions that was captured at the riots and in the mist of it all people were able to find joy. McDarrah humanized his subjects with his work, I like the unassuming shots which some are slightly caught off guard and showing the patrons in action protesting. The Stonewall Riots represented a time when LGBT rights weren’t as prevalent. This photograph captured the unity in the group of rioters ans I like the framing of the crowd by the poles in the street. The Stonewall riots  gave a voice to the voiceless, at the time when gay people felt unheard and rejected by society. I like the transparencies colors on the photographs. The film quality adds to the meaning of the history and grabs historical time capsule which marks the past and the development of what has grew into more rights and freedoms for LGBT. He captures their souls through their eyes.

The dark room film proofs shows the classic New York City’s grit and ambition of what LGBT movement has contributed to culture. These film proofs are my favorite out of the exhibition because I am able to see set a photographs that pulls the entire story together The woman in the photo has a symmetry and a focal point, the essence of man being able to be himself in his nature form at the riots and festivals. “Through violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBT) community against a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. They are widely considered to constitute the most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States.  At the time, the Stonewall Inn was owned by the Mafia. It catered to an assortment of patrons and was known to be popular among the poorest and most marginalized people in the gay community: butch lesbians, effeminate young men, drag queens, male prostitutes, transgender people, and homeless youth. ” (History 1)

Therefore, these photos tell a story about a social revolution that set the standard of LGBT community to build resources and find their voice in their truth and reality of being outsiders who found a safe place.




Extra Credit #1


I had a great time visiting the Museum of New York. I had never been there before so it was very interesting seeing the galleries and exploring the facility. The Pride exhibit was really interesting I didn’t now it was celebrating the 50 anniversary of Stonewall which occurred on June 28, 1969.

One of the photos that caught my eye is the right hand picture. It was of a woman mom marching with her son in support of his sexual orientation. I was really moved by that because I feel not many parents would be that supportive to be marching during this time in support of the LGBTQ community. Fred W. McDarrah did a great job capturing the positive vibes in the picture and the other parents who were there capturing the sign that read “Parents of gays unite in support of our children”

I also enjoyed looking at all the notes that were on the wall and reading them and seeing the other photographs that Fred W.McDarrah took. To see how much pride and love the gay community had which was captured in the pictures in this exhibit was great to see and learn about. I did really enjoy going and checking out Fred W. McDarrah’s photographs.


In today’s class we took photos to create PSA Ads. My ad was geared towards internet addiction and how it runs peoples lives. I choice to have the models on there phones because I believe now a days people are on there phones more then computers and can be dangerous if they are not aware of there surroundings because they are to focused on there phones. I have a logo at the bottom left of a NYC therapy practice that helps with this issue.


This class I learned how to set light for dramatic type of shoot. I practiced position of lighting source to create different light effects. Practiced changing background for shooting in studio. Practiced choosing type for PSA poster, and placing text, logos to enhance the message and improve design.




In today’s class, we had to create a Public Service Announcement so I decided to do something related to micro-plastic as I’m doing research on micro-plastic for my other class. I simply used a debit card and chopstick on a white background. Later I took the image on Lightroom to adjust lights than on photoshop to add logo’s, sushi palate and copy. This ad was inspired by a WWF campaign.