This is the original selfie I took for this project. The mood I choose after taking the picture is anger.
I chose the fence for the pattern and dessert for texture.
The texture of the desert picture looks smooth for most of it but in other parts of the image the sand looks like a rough texture. The ‘lines’ in the image are organic and has a constant flow like waves of an ocean. The movement moves are going mostly horizontal with little sharp angles. This picture stood out to be because of the balance between light and dark and high contrast between them. The dark is almost close to black while the lightest is above the mid tone.
The fence is a pattern of twist and turns. The pattern repeats from left to right and top to bottom. The rhythm is consistent but the further it goes the smaller it gets dur to the prospective. The contrast between mid-tone and the darkest sports are not strange. Its hard to tell without taking closer look.
On an island in the middle of the sea, an insane devil witch with her brilliant intelligent was working on an abandoned dark magic. She created a colossal golem with the avaricious of destroying the world for banished her away from the world. After declaring the world with the rest of mankind, a bloody battle between current human technology and the colossal takes place. The war lasted 195 days. About 80% of mankind was slaughtered under the giant, but we won the battle. On the other hand, by performing the dark magic, the witch sold her soul to the Demon of the death. After realizing he cannot rule over the world, he took her soul and left into the underworld. This is a piece of that giant.
Long ago, in a far far away land where there was nothing but dragons. The superior species in the entire world. Then from the farthest corner of the world, deep down inside a tunnel where fog are so thick that even the sun can’t reach to the bottom. A creature called human begin to form. This weak, ugly, pathetic creature found the flame, a essential element of earth. They mastered it and turned it into their weapon. They defeat the dragon and soon take all over the world. They created the age of fire. But we all know, the fire fades, light exists in parallel with darkness. Soon, the age of human wither. A curse cause people sane and after that the world and these are a part of their creation called “Wall”.
In the 21st human invented a lot of thing that once could never be imagined. They invented light bulb to clear the boundary of night and day, they make travel much faster and more efficient, they created flying bird to carry people to many places, they can even see and talk to each other on the other side of the globe and so on. By imagination and creativity. They were be able to transform useless materials like rock, trees into useful stuffs. But, pushing productivity too much create numerous problem. They created paper but they have to cut down trees, they created car for faster transportation but car accident is inevitable. That is why they invented a lot of symbol, drawing on the street to help reduce it. This is called “crosswalk”.
One busy morning, the interior painter was rushing his way down the busy block. He was late for work. Running down the block with buckets of paint cans, he dropped one of the buckets clumsily, spilling the white paint onto the concrete floor. He became an artist.
People can do many things with old newspapers. It can be folded into an airplane, it can also be folded into a boat, it can be folded into anything. This one happens to be folded out of frustration and hurt, that no one was able to see the contents of the newspaper.
Man lost his job. His shame led him to the nearest bar. Causing too much ruckus, he was kicked out of the bar. Then he wanders to the convenience store, already drunk, continuously grabbing another beer to numb his pain. As he walks outside with his bottle beer, he saw someone with money, and an expensive car. He broke his beer bottle out of jealousy. The broken pieces of glass reflected his broken dreams.
Rent can be expensive in NYC. The hard times of the city gets people down, but not for this guy. You may ask why is that? This gum got rent free space. In a city that is limited of spaces, this guy has plenty and he is happy.
Life is not sweet. Life can cause pain. A crack in the tile, is a sign that it is broken and will never be repaired again. Abandoned, lifeless, cold. Continuously being stepped on, never looked at, because no one cares.
- Button – found by the boardwalk, this button is obvious and geometric cuz of the pattern on the side of the button. The shadow of the button gives away the fact that it is right in front even though it takes like about 60% of the image since it’s closely photographed.
story: Showing the crest of an old kingdom, this button belongs to a young girl whose destiny is to become the great ruler of this land. Unfortunately, greatness doesn’t come easily without obstacles. She must lead her people to a safe haven, away from the Goblin King, the very destructive creature who killed half of the kingdom, including the past King and Queen.
- Little Bottle – found by the boardwalk, this little bottle is obvious figure because you see it being in front clearly.
story: The only thing left behind by her brother, Moonriver, an aspiring witch doctor, now is on the search of the mystery behind his disappearance and what exactly is in the bottle.
- Tattered paper cup – found on the streets of my neighborhood, I’d say the back ground is organic, while the cup is geometric because of the patterns on it.
story: Just your average paper cup from the local pub where, after long hours of work, Elvens, Dwarves, Gnomes, and other creatures spends their night away.
- Money Tree – found at a random garage sale, I took a photograph of this money tree appearing as ambiguous because you can’t tel exactly what it is nor where the background exactly is.
story: A rare artifact given by the Grimm Ripper to the great first emperor of ancient Pangea nation. It is sought after by treasure hunters because it’s known to give unimaginable power and riches to however wields it, the catch? The owner will only get to live for 7 years, after that the Ripper comes to collect the end of his barter.
- The Mat – found discarded along with other things at the sidewalk, ambiguous
story: One of the items sewn by a miller’s daughter in order to marry the kind, made out of the golden thread provided by the mischievous imp, Rumplestilskin. We all know this story, but little do people know that for every items that was sewn using the Rumplestilskin’s thread brings bad luck…and there is only one way of getting rid of the items, handing it down to somebody who will willingly accept it. (Burning it or any sorts will not work, the bad luck will only get worst.
- Wall piece – I’m actually unsure what exactly this is, I just found it outside of house, it seems like a piece of the rooftop or the wall tho (the black part of the image). Ambiguous
story: Part of a decaying hunted house. Not much is known about the house, but the owners were once a wealthy family who owns a large portion of land in our neighborhood back in the day. But unfortunately, there’s always an end to everything, the family strangely vanished at once without any witnesses. Now, what happened with all the properties and riches? No one know exactly, but, the weird thing is, the house stayed up well kept for the next 20 years without a trace of anybody actually taking care of it.
Story for all images (combine in one paragraph)
The busy streets of New York is not too kind to the things within it. The things we create or put there all have their story on how and or why they got there. Not every try is usable. A circle like figure was a leftover from a delicious meal and was toss aside on the cold hard pavement. The same can be said for another paper like figure. This one was left alone next to the trash when it’s owner failed to aim it in the bin. These two figure gets constantly stepped and rolled on until the magic moving bin swipes them away. Wings are not needed to fly where this thing is going. All it needs is the wind to carry it on its journey to freedom from the deadly valley below. As for the other figures, nature are not so kind to them. Constant rain and oxygen doesn’t make the metal. Not being able to move like the figure above can lead to being abuse by the creatures and the air around them. The lava shape figure could get to this state by other creatures with sharp claws and other organisms that might find this figure as a snack. The jagged shapes can be from the elements chipping away at it and the tape from content posters plated on it making at the damage worst.
Captured the moment that sheet-rock crumbled to gravity and mediocrity. A lamentable piece of cheaply placed sheetrock is falling apart in the lit hallways of a building.
It gave the impression that it was dancing inside the recipient it contained it. The bag, which was swayed by a fan as such a Tango dancer would. The spectacle was highly enjoyable.
Hidden from the world, ashamed of the burns and scratches it withstood for years. This door was found in one of the many forgotten hallways of the school. As it looked old, worn and tired it still managed to keep the character that would present any contemporary door. It stood sturdy, tall and impenetrable against any stranger that didn’t belong inside its room.
This image was captured when I went up to the rooftop of my apartment building because the sunset was stunning and I needed to take a picture of it. While doing this I noticed this graffiti. Since performing graffiti art in the building is prohibited, I wasn’t expecting any graffiti up there, but I was able to find this hidden gem in one of the rooftop kitchen breathers.
While waiting on the F train in J street. My commute home takes me one hour from college. I happened to notice this wall and took a picture of it.
Another MTA station picture. This was on my way home after work, waiting on the 7th train, which is above ground level. Here I happened to look down on a sunny day, the sun was hitting a hole located on the station floor, casting a shadow that made the hole look so much deeper than what it actually was.