Friday, August 6, 2010

New Photos

So I finally bought my camera.

I'm soo happy with it. :D


Here are some of the best shots from the past few days.


Hope you enjoy!

Please comment and tell me what you like (and what you don't!!)



Matt

9 comments:

  1. Great looking photos! I've forgotten what you were getting; is this digital or film?

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  2. i like the one with the burry cars and the one of the plant, the angle you shot it at makes it look like its a really huge bean stock :D

    p.s. you wear glasses? lol

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  3. Nice photos. My focus on on male athletes. Look for an email from me with suggestions.

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  4. I love #4-- its my favorite I think. I dont know if you meant to, but I love the derelict obfuscating the beautiful in two completely different ways: (1) the mundane, graffiti'd stop sign obscures the beautiful house and well kept yard. And (2) the power lines and half broken telephone poles are blocking that beautiful sky. I enjoy this juxtaposition of art vs pedestrian... kinda like infrastructure obfuscating beauty. Maybe a hidden statement of the physical ties and limitations that are constraining to the beauty in the world. I realize you probably didn't intend this to be such a statement, but art is the intersection of artist intention and viewers interpretation. This makes my brain move very quickly, and I enjoy that. So regardless of your intention, thank you!

    I like #3 because its atypical. like seeing the dark side of the moon, we see the less viewed side, and the backdrop of the housing or whatever that is I imagine is a little less picturesque than the scene behind when viewing from the front. I like that-- its interesting.

    #7 is cool because of the shutter/tripod trick. Who doesn't like some cool stuff :-)

    #9 - is this light natural?! or did you put a mirror behind the box or a secondary light source? It looks cool but almost unnatural (which might be the point).

    #10 how long of a lens is that? I like cool depth of field stuff.

    I dont like #12. I don't really know why, but I don't. Though I imagine there are plenty of people that would like it. In fact, I think maybe examining the correlation between personality type and liking this type of art (slice of life, etc.) would be interesting.

    So I wanna hear the artists idea of the photographs? How do you feel about them? I think my descriptions alone says a lot about me. Thus, I expect your opinions of them (if any) will tell a lot about you. I am reminded of the Meyers Briggs personality profile: Thinking vs Feeling. A passive observer just lets the art invoke a feeling and that is the entire experience of art. For me (certainly on the Thinking side of the Meyers Briggs) I enjoy the "feeling" but then have to think about it and interpret it. I am not satisfied with *just* the feeling in most cases.

    Anyways thats enough waxing philosphic for tonight :-)

    Thanks for these posts-- keep 'em coming!

    Steve

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  5. YAY for new cameras!!

    Whats the word on the stop sign? Cool shot - looks like you got a pretty wide-angle lens?

    Tack sharp awesomeness on that really wacked out gourd/squash thingy.

    The light on the flower box is a neat effect, and love the giant sunflower (?) blossom - but wheres the sunflower LOL

    Cheers!

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  6. I really enjoyed these, the three bronze faces being my favourite. I also like the graffited Stop Sign.

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  7. Silently, I stand
    Things in this world pass swiftly
    I can do nought else

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  8. Noisily, I sit
    Things in this world drag by.
    I can do much more.

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  9. @Brian - These are digital.

    @Andrew - I do wear glasses, but those are my mom's reading glasses. I wear contacts most of the time though.

    @Wetkyle - I got you're email, some good tips. I don't generally take pictures of people though.

    @Steve - Yes... I meant all of that... haha actually, I just take pictures of scenes that interest me, I leave the interpretation of the shots to the people who see them. My personal favorite? The three girls walking. I just think it's a fun, cute picture. As an artist (haha how pretentious) I capture images that interest me (like I already said). It is mostly on a subconscious level, as I don't actively think about the subjects I am capturing most of the time. You can see what I'm attracted to by just looking at my pictures.

    @Seth - No idea what's written on the sign. The lens I used for that shot was a 18-55mm. Sunflowers haven't blossomed at my house yet...

    @Mind - I believe the man in the statue is Brigham Young, a prophet of the Mormon church.

    @Anonymous - Ok...

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