Sunday, December 20, 2009

Art and Science of Color: Final Portfolio

So here's the other shooting class I had this semester. I enjoyed this class quite a bit just because it did push me to my more conceptual side. I worked in series, and came up with some fairly decent work (i hope).

So, here's some of my better work in chronological order.

Selby Gardens

Color is the Subject

Open Assignment (This was originally for Psychological Portraits, but apparently they didn't count as such. As you can see, I ended up running with the idea anyway for the re-shoot for the assignment).

Psychological Portraits

Isolated Color


Will be adding more work soon, I really liked a lot of it, and since it is in series some of it might make more sense.

Also, at this time I'd like to give a huge thank you to Adam, Josh, Matt, Nicole, and Sam (all pictured above) for all the help with these assignments this past semester. Thank you for volunteering your time, your homes, and sometimes your vehicles :P.

All work © David Velasco 2009, Please don't borrow or display my work without my permission, and please don't steal my work.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Studio Lighting: Final Portfolio

So it's turned in, and I assume it's graded by now. I don't get my prints back until next semester, but I do feel safe posting these now (with watermarks as usual). Here's my 6 final images for my studio lighting Final.

Artist Statement:
My work is a series of still life photographs showcasing mundane objects forming architectural-like design with red strings. The work deals with creating dynamism in normally very still objects and the elements o a technical perspective drawing brought into a three-dimensional setting. By bringing these everyday objects into the spotlight, it takes them out of the thrift stores and closets, and into a plain unavoidable view.

The majority of the objects were purchased at a local second hand store. I ended up leaning towards items used for storage in some sense. These items ranged from suitcases and baskets to dish and spice racks. In order to further distance the items form any usage by their original owners, the objects were photographed without any people or human interaction. My final pieces showcase a combination of my passions for still life and perspective drawing.

All works ©David Velasco 2009, please don't steal or re-post my images without my permission. Actually, there's no way I'm giving you permission to steal my images, so just don't do that at all.