For my final project I have decided to to recreate the story of Sleeping Beauty. I am using my best friend, Andrea, as a model and we will try to recreate the looks with the props we have at hand. I do want to make it look fancy, to make it clear that she is indeed a princess. The most important prop to get is the rose she holds while she’s sleeping. It’s the signature of the fairy tale. I couldn’t get any of my boy friends to act as the prince who wakes her up but hopefully I’m able to embody princess Aurora without that.
Stanley Kubrick was a photographer turned filmmaker. He began taking pictures at an early age for Look Magazine, where he captured the highs and lows of his hometown, New York City, during the postwar era. A lot of his pictures look very spontaneous and (rightfully so) cinematic. His style may be considered an early ‘street photography’. I was mesmerized to see how well he was able to take the perfect candids. Most of his subjects seem completely unaware that there was a camera and even when he worked in series of portraits for celebrities, the pictures appear completely natural and unposed. One thing that is consistent through all of Kubrick’s pictures (and is why he know best for) is his technique of capturing human emotion. He snapped moments at the perfect time which gave the audience a story and a understanding of what was going on.
Here are two favorites from the exhibition:
I like this picture because of the light behind the subjects. It helps them stand out and it also adds a cinematic feel to the picture overall. I also love the man’s expression of happiness and the way he sneaky looks at the camera.
This was my absolute favorite picture from the exhibition (I even bought a print!). This is a bit different of what a Kubrick photo is like because the subject is looking directly at the camera but at the same time it gives the feel that the moment was spontaneous.
I like the contrast between the red strawberries and the earthy tones of the nuts and cookies. Even though these are not things that are usually eaten together they look well (and tasty) in the picture. This was my first time photographing food and I’m pleased with results and amazed to see how lighting completely changes the look of and object, or food in this case.