Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Artist Report

  • Jim Brandenburg

-Landscape/Nature Photography

-Intent: to relax viewers/bring a feeling of spring season

-Conveys a message that nature is welcoming and relaxing

-Emphasis: green, in focus grass in front

-Perspective is extremely important

-View focused grass first—then move all around picture to look at out of focus areas

-Emotional Impact: peacefulness

-Color photography

-http://www.jimbrandenburg.com/

  • Walker Evans

-Documentary Photography

-Intent: to show the woman’s emotion—bored and apathetic

-Conveys a message that life in her current town is boring and stressful

-Emphasis: woman sitting on chair with hand rested on cheek

-Perspective is extremely important

-View woman first—then move to book, lamp, chair, and table

-Emotional Impact: Apathy

-Black and White

-http://www.bpb.org.uk/file-uploads/small/DP59406_300dpi_1.jpg

  • Annie Leibovitz

-Documentary Photography

-Intent: to portray legendary Keith Richards backstage

-Conveys a message that Keith Richards is tremendously serious and isolated

-Emphasis: Richards playing guitar

-Perspective is extremely important

-View Richards first—then suitcase and rest of room

-Emotional Impact: Peacefulness/Intrigue

-Color photography

-http://adage.com/images/random/0308/KeithRichards.jpg

  • Dorothea Lange

-Documentary Photography

-Intent: to inform the nation of families struggling and enduring harsh living conditions

-Conveys a message that many families are struggling to survive with insufficient money and living conditions and we neglect them

-Emphasis: depressed man

-Perspective is extremely important

-View struggling man first—then woman with baby and setting

-Emotional Impact: sorrow

-Black and White

-http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45506000/jpg/_45506006_782a.jpg

  • Edward Curtis

-Documentary Photography

-Intent: to portray a poster child from a third-world country

-Conveys a message that he is taught to be serious and mature—he will never experience a true childhood

-Emphasis: child

-Perspective is extremely important

-View only child

-Emotional Impact: sorrow

-Black and White

-http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/3c12213u.preview.jpg

  • Gordon Parks

-Documentary Photography

-Intent: to portray an African-American man without his rights

-Conveys a message that African-American men were discriminated against in the past and were not actually “free” (as this man is stuck being a janitor and getting minimum wage—if pay at all—and isn’t allowed to perform tasks that white people can)

-Emphasis: man with cleaning supplies

-Perspective is extremely important

-View man with cleaning utilities first—then American flag

-Emotional Impact: sorrow

-Black and White

-http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://content.answcdn.com/main/content/img/oxford/Oxford_Photo/0198662718.african-american-photography.1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.answers.com/topic/african-american-photography-to-c-1960&usg=__Jtt01H-MVo7Uns7jbt5mCz0qBkA=&h=885&w=675&sz=91&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=BNgdgnUOwDOtZM:&tbnh=127&tbnw=110&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgordon%2Bparks%2Bphotography%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26biw%3D1126%26bih%3D717%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=331&vpy=95&dur=398&hovh=156&hovw=119&tx=113&ty=99&ei=fi7QTKK-LIeVnAfmpKyOBg&oei=Zy7QTPzTBKmsnAf55cyPBg&esq=4&page=1&ndsp=25&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0

  • Lee Friedlander

-Documentary Photography

-Intent: to portray woman’s face on television screen

-Conveys a message that the woman has literally sucked herself into the television while she has been locked away in her room secluded from everyone

-Emphasis: face on screen

-Perspective is extremely important

-View screen first—then door slightly ajar, lamp, and garbage bin

-Emotional Impact: intrigue

-Black and White

-http://c2ladob.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/lee_friedlander.jpg

  • Man Ray

-Documentary Photography

-Intent: to portray the intimacy of lesbians

-Conveys a message that lesbians can experience just as much intimacy as heterosexual couples

-Emphasis: two heads resting on each other

-Perspective is extremely important

-View heads first—then hair, facial expressions, clothing, and obscured background

-Emotional impact: love

-Black and White

-http://www.surrealists.co.uk/artistsimages/ManRay-NuschandSoniaMosse.jpg

  • Ansel Adams

-Documentary Photography

-Intent: to portray the life of a man living with multiple disorders and horrible living conditions

-Conveys a message that there are numerous, underprivileged people barely living in the world and that we must not forget them—we need to help them

-Emphasis: man’s face

-Perspective is extremely important

-View face first—then shirt, hands, coffee cup, pants, feet, floor, and background

-Emotional Impact: sorrow

-Black and White

-http://americanart.si.edu/images/1983/1983.63.15_1a.jpg

  • Lois Greenfield

-Artsy Photography

-Intent: to portray a group of people connected and flying together

-Conveys a message that it’s important to always focus on the future and to stay close to others for support

-Emphasis: three people flying

-Perspective is extremely important

-View man’s face and body first—then the woman in the middle and the woman on bottom

-Emotional Impact: intrigue

-Color

-http://www.dailyartfixx.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Lois-Greenfield-7.jpg

  • Anne Geddes

-Documentary Photography

-Intent: to portray a baby and a similar-looking dog

-Coveys a message that babies are extremely similar to dogs because of their soft, cuddly appearance, their cute eyes, their habits, and their IQs

-Emphasis: baby’s face

-Perspective is extremely important

-View baby’s face first—then the wrinkly puppy and the baby’s body

-Emotional Impact: happiness

-Black and White

-http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_W0Na151jTgc/Sq5oq97bVPI/AAAAAAAAAOw/tBPleolidy8/s400/Anne_Geddes_wall_anth08.jpg

  • Edward Weston

-Artsy Photography

-Intent: to portray a man sitting on a couch wearing nothing but scuba gear (and there’s a plate filled with apples beside him)

-Coveys a message that this man is forced to be “pure”, as he doesn’t breathe our polluted air and he wears no clothes that would be made in impure factories

-Emphasis: man’s face

-Perspective is extremely important

-View face first—then body, fruit, and couch

-Emotional Impact: confusion

-Black and White

-http://www.photography-now.net/masters/edward_weston_quote_r1_c1.jpg

  • Minor White

-Landscape Photography

-Intent: to portray an obscure house in the middle of nowhere

-Conveys a message that people can live secluded and spend more time taking care of themselves and their property

-Emphasis: house

-Perspective is extremely important

-View house first—then chair, trees, and clouds

-Emotional Impact: comfort

-Black and White

-http://www.fnordinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/minor_white-barn_and_clouds_1955.jpg

  • Sebastiao Salgado

-Documentary Photography

-Intent: to portray a young girl at school in a third-world country

-Conveys a message that children are struggling to learn due to insufficient money and teachers in third-world countries

-Emphasis: child’s face

-Perspective is extremely important

-View child’s face first—then pen, desk, and notebook

-Emotional Impact: sorrow

-Black and White

-http://jenberry.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/salgado.jpg

  • Richard Avedon

-Portrait Photography

-Intent: to portray the infamous, serious actor, Sean Penn

-Conveys a message that Sean Penn is a very conservative, patriotic man

-Emphasis: Sean Penn’s face

-Perspective is extremely important

-View face first—then hand and flag

-Emotional Impact: seriousness

-Black and White

-http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2008/10/18/amd_sean-penn.jpg

  • Diane Arbus

-Documentary Photography

-Intent: to show a peaceful baby

-Conveys a message that babies are adorable when they are sleeping and calm

-Emphasis: baby’s face

-Great spacing

-View baby’s face—then his clothing

-Emotional Impact: happiness

-Black and White

-http://daddytypes.com/archive/Arbus%20Baby.jpg

  • Baron Wolman

-Documentary Photography

-Intent: to show Mick Jagger when he’s not performing

-Conveys a message that Mick is a very joyful, friendly man who enjoys having fun

-Emphasis: Mick’s smiling face

-Fantastic rule of thirds

-View Mick’s face first—then clothes, camera, and background

-Emotional Impact: happiness

-Black and White

-http://www.fotobaron.com/?page_id=250

  • Lisa Law

-Portrait Photography

-Intent: to portray Bob Dylan speaking to the media

-Conveys a message that Bob Dylan is a very intricate and complex man

-Emphasis: Bob Dylan’s face with sunglasses

-Great rule of thirds

-View face first—then polka dot shirt

-Emotional Impact: intrigue

-Black and White

-https://www.morrisonhotelgallery.com/photo/default.aspx?photographID=1854

  • Bob Gruen

-Documentary Photography

-Intent: to show Mick Jagger and Keith Richards together in concert

-Conveys a message that both musicians love pleasing crowds with their works of art and have great stage presence, too

-Emphasis: Mick’s face with his mouth open

-Great rule of thirds as well as out of focus member on bottom-left corner

-View Mick first—then Keith and his guitar and the out of focus member

-Emotional Impact: intrigue

-Color

-https://www.morrisonhotelgallery.com/photo/default.aspx?photographID=1817

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