Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Large Camera - Assignment #1 - Urban Anthropology

     Taking Large Camera this semester has modified my perspective on photography as a whole.
     I had met someone once who told me, "I don't like to shoot film. Professionals do not use film." However, that is the opposite of what I have found. A lot of professionals use film and a lot of them use 4x5 or 8x10 sheet film.
     After taking photo classes that involve faster shooting (35mm & digital), I was definitely terrified of using a large format camera for the first time. I heard from many of my peers that they loved it, but I only kept thinking about the time it would take to shoot.
     However, after being assigned our first project, I immediately fell in love with 4x5 film and large format shooting.
     Our first assignment was named "Urban Anthropology" in which we had to find different subjects that we believe will change in the next 20 - 50 years. After weeks of thinking over this project, I came to find that in Austin we have the Austin Seaholm Power Plant. This plant was built in the 1950s and currently is going through a "renovation" plan in which they will build condominiums behind it. (More info here)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Wallsterpiece pt 2 & Back to School

As a Christmas present to my sister, she has asked me to paint her an illustration by Garance DorĂ© on her wall. If anyone remembers, I had created an Yves St Laurent picture into a painting on my own wall in the summer. (Click here to look)
This "wallsterpiece" took longer than expected because after a wonderful trip to NYC, I happened to get sick. However, it is completed a day before I head back to Austin for school! Anyway, here are some pictures of the wallsterpiece. 

Anyway, tomorrow I will be driving 9 hrs back to Austin & starting a new semester on Tuesday. I am definitely looking forward to accomplishing a lot this semester.

Here's a song for you all that I cannot seem to stop listening to since the Burberry FW 2011 show.
Cliff Richard - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Here is to another end of the semester.
It has been chaotic in the digital lab lately. Everyone is fighting to get their stuff done for the semester!
Luckily for me, I stayed up last night until 4 am getting my work done for Studio (my only shooting class).
Anyway, my final project included a mixture of portraits done in the studio and landscape-y images shot in my home town of El Paso.
I wanted to incorporate the best of two world, studio and on location shooting.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Studio Fashion Assignment

This past week our class was assigned a project called "Is This Fashionable?" and the purpose of it was to mix two separate genres of photography and mix them to create a fashion styled photograph.
The twist: we had to work on groups. Working in groups can be difficult with all of the separate schedules.
However, we did manage quite nicely and I believe each of our projects was a success.

My model was Jason and my assistant was Daniela (click to look at her wonderful blog!) . We all got the shot done quite quickly. Oh, I almost forgot, thank you to Leti, Aven, & Erin for allowing me to use their home for the shoot!