This is a photograph taken by famous French photographer JR. Something that has always got my attention about this image is about how simple yet powerful this specific photograph is. In most instances, a photograph is just plain and simple , not this one. Although it is as basic as it can get, two little children, one giving the other a kiss in the cheek. There is a huge message behind it which is that love is universal, no matter the color of your skin, religion, or social group you belong to. We should all share the same love for each other. (This image was taken a the Brooklyn Museum at the “JR Chronicles” exhibit.
I decided to create a modern look for rain rain, go away. It is black and white to give depression and how gray it is when the sun is not out and how the last photos are in color to represent the sun out.
I’ve chose the fairy tale – Goldilock and the three bears. I decided to be very close to the story plot, and to be literal with the storyboard, as I want to recreate authentic mood. That is why I prepared props a day before, first I planed to shoot my friend as a main character Goldilock, but there was a conflict of time the day of shooting, so I was left with nothing but become a main character myself and asked for a friend to shoot me under my directing. That is why it took me longer even after instruction what kind of shot to took and how to frame, so I was checking every photo taken to be sure, that it is what I want. The difficulties I faced was setting the camera to shoot in very small room, that is why I need to be more creative with angles of shots. So I live in loft I have a ladder to the attic, that gave me a chance to shoot from above.
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
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
December 13 2019
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.