Friday, May 14, 2010

Week 2: Katie

Week two is all about my sister Katie! She is a voice student at Temple U and we were trying for some head shots for her and some portraits for my project. I tried to do a little bit more environmental shots of her as well as some close up portraits. She has such an easy going attitude and she's always up for photos! She has been in almost every photo project I have ever done so it's only fitting that I give her the honor of being that first actual subject!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Week One: Self Portrait

I thought that it might be interesting to do a self-portrait for weeks 1 and 52. It will be interesting to see the difference in the two a year from now. It is an interesting experiment, a self-portrait. World-renowned photojournalist Henri Cartier Bresson remarks "The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt." This concept of a self-portrait is a little intimidating but here are a few of things that I have been working on. It's strange that after I was done reviewing the images I chose mostly ones of me smiling. I will continue to post more portraits of myself seeing as I am the subject of the week! I am going to try and capture not only a personal intimate portrait of each person but their environments as well. It is going to be an interesting year!