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Archive for October, 2010

MOPA Balboa

The exhibition that was going on during my visit to Balboa Park was New Realities: by Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor.  I had never been to an exhibit quite like this one before.  It involved two separate artists with two different styles, both with their own take on photo-montage.  Photo-montage is when you take two different pictures and combine them to make one image.  Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor are both seen as pioneers of photo-montage, which made the exhibit much more interesting.  The main difference between the two is the way they create their pictures.  Maggie Taylor is more technological, using a scanner and computers to create her photo-montages, while Jerry Uelsmann does all his work in dark rooms, doing it the old fashioned way.  Another main difference is Taylor’s use of vibrant color versus Uelsmann’s black and white photos.  I found myself trying to decide which photographer I liked better.  I tended to lean more towards Uelsmann’s because I’m a fan of black and white landscapes.  But I also enjoyed plenty of Maggie Taylor’s photos.  It’s amazing what these artists are able to do with their pictures, especially Jerry Uelsmann.  Its hard to believe he does all his work in dark rooms, they are all pretty incredible.


Donovan Logo

A grid featuring my logo design options.

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Andrew Prokos

A photographer that has inspired me for my architecture documentary subject is Andrew Prokos.  He is a New York based photographer who has had much of his work published in magazines and in some printed product lines.  He specializes in architectural, location, and fine art photography.  He has on of the largest archives of color and black & white photos of New York City.   His ability to capture a city that has been photographed a billion times and still make it interesting is what inspires me the most.  I also love taking panoramas when I shoot, and he has plenty of those. Andrew has went to great lengths to get the picture he wants, even if that means hanging from the Manhattan Bridge at night, shooting in ankle-deep water in the East River, or dodging oncoming traffic at night to capture the perfect long-exposure light trails. Some corporate collections his pictures are included in are Anheuser-Busch, Cisco Systems, and Merrill Lynch & Co.  I hope to photograph San Diego and do justice to it, showing why its named America’s Finest city.  Here is a slideshow of Andrew Prokos and some of his images.

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Class Photoshoot

Here are some photos I took today at our class portrait photoshoot

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Here are some recent photos I’ve taken for our documentary project.