For my juxtaposition project i took ann picture of two buildings that happen to intersect between each other. One building was roughly rigid, eroded, and looked very old. On the other hand the other building was more like a common style skyscraper . The juxtaposition in this picture was the view/perception of what’s considered new and old. It’s crazy to think that in a civilization/economy as advanced as New york city is so ancient but also advanced at the same time in the exact same space.
Section 1: Similarities
Although my juxtaposition flick may look like two regular buildings that happen to intersect. It’s way more than than it appears to the naked eye. They have similarities such as that they both have adjusted windows which happened to be organized in the same way. The other similarity is that they both just happen to be on the same space going back to my first point which supports juxtapositions being in a mutual area. Another similarity that these two buildings have in common is that they share the same background. The background is the clouds and the blue sky that alternates the pictures.
Section 2: Differences
On the other hand the juxtaposition photo that I took has many differences. One major difference is the height difference. Nowadays New york city is known to be the major city that has a whole bunch of skyscrapers. The difference in height explains the age of the buildings. Usually in new york city if a building is small it’s usually old unless it’s some kind of store. Also the taller the building (example skyscrapers) the more innovative and new it is. Also in the new building, the outside layer of the walls looks very new and clean. It’s also looks as if the building was made for some kind of professional business. On the other hand the shorter building is more old and eroded. Signs of erosion on walls usually mean one of two things. Either the building is old or its sanitary condition isn’t up to par. These differences prove my point on how much juxtapositions can be two different concepts but similar things.
Section 3: More about juxtapositions
Although my juxtapositions have many differences and similarities, the environment that they are in matters also. When i took that photo the surroundings around me were very urban. First and foremost in order to travel to where my juxtapositions were you had to just walk around the block from city tech until you got towards the bookstore and you would see the two buildings. In terms of sensory experience while I was taking this picture I smelled halal food from the halal cart that just so happened to be on the same sidewalk i was standing on. I imagined a whole herd of people walking in to get some food after a long days hard work. In terms of sound there was a whole bunch of noise comig from the cars tat were in traffic and all around me i heard phone calls. Also the middle school kids just so happened to be going home from school and stuff and maybe probably about to get lunch.
In short juxtapositions just so happens to be around us without us even noticing. Just like the picture I happened to take. It brings all things into may aspects. Many aspects such as locations, sensories, sensations, touch and many other things happen to be in place. Similarities and differences are what makes my juxtaposition photo meaningful. Time frame also plays a huge aspect on my points and opinion within the photo.