Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Minor White

Minor White. That's such a weird name. Is it like...fake name or something?

Snow on Garage Door, Rochester, New York

Describe: A door with a window, covered in snow. The snow is also stuck to the wood and the glass on the window.

Analyze: The photo is centered, with the window being in the middle. It's almost symmetrical. The snow has an up right slant, but that isn't something that can be adjusted. The image is black and white, with whites, grays and blacks. The gray almost feels a little overwhelming because the photo doesn't have a lot of color variety.

Interpret: GAWD I hate interpreting art. Because you never know what the artist is thinking, and sometimes they have nothing in mind.
But if I had to guess what the artist is saying...actually. I don't know. I have no idea. The image is almost too simple to assume anything. Maybe it's withstanding hardships, the door being a person, and the snow is life's attack.

Judge: I like the simplicity of the photo, the snow sticking to the wall and the window pleases me. Especially since there isn't snow here, I enjoy looking at it. However, if I were to change it, I'd probably kick up the contrast, to make it stand out more.

I've never liked critiquing work. Especially other peoples.


Friday, October 24, 2008

Still Doll

I don't remember when the photo was taken, or what light was used since the Hot Light stopped working. The model is Jacqui Behr, but you can't see her face...
Half of my film was ruined in the development process, which I wasn't a part of. It's very disappointing. And the other half of my shots just didn't turn out. My fault though. Over all, I only had two shots to work with, one of which just wasn't good enough to merit a spot on this CD cover. So instead, I incorporated digital photos I took myself.
As much as I HATE [with a passion] making CD covers, I'm pretty happy with how this looks. I had to change Artist/Songs a couple of times to decide which went best with the cover. Over all, it wasn't the -worst- thing I've done. The only problem besides not having enough pictures to work with is the fact that it took so long to get a chance to develop the film. But meh. It got done, and it looks okay. 8D

Lyrics Translation:

Hi Miss Alice
What kind of dreams
Do you see
With your eyes of glass?
Do they fascinate you?

My heart his torn
And bleeding
I mend it but
My memories
Pierce the opening

Hi Miss Alice
To whom
Are you throwing love to
With your fruit-like lips?
Does it make you sad?

The heat of my tongue
That let me speak
Has already cooled
And I can't sing
Songs of love

Still you do not answer

Here's the printed photo of Jacqui: