For the Fairytale Project I decided that I would shoot Snow White. I wanted to narrate the story of a young modern Snow White being targeted by a evil witch for her beauty. I still kept true to the story with the idea of the poison apple putting Snow White in a coma. When editing them, I made sure to pay close attention to the temperature of the colors in the photo, making the photo more cool toned where there are notions that Snow White is in trouble. Example: the Witch looking in the mirror and hiding behind the tree. I used very basic wardrobe, because I wanted to emphasize that this is a modern retelling of the story we all know.
I was excited to see the Stanley Kubrick Exhibition at the Museum of New York, because I admire Kubrick’s work as a filmmaker. He has made several iconic films, I personally really enjoy “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “The Shining”. For some reason, I anticipated seeing photographs taken behind the scenes, and on the film sets. I was a little disappointed, I found the content in this exhibition less interesting.
Even though I found the work less exciting, there was still something to be taken from the exhibit. It was a very intimate exhibit, showing Kubrick’s personal work that was significantly more private than his classic films. Kubrick has a very unique eye, and captures interesting moments in time, and strange people. One that really stuck with me was the photograph of the older tattooed man, with his huge nipple piercings. It was such a funny photo, but it was so unusual and personal at the same time. He composed some beautiful photos, with great composition and high contrast. Although a still medium, he still managed to capture theatrical moments in time.