This is from a "fashion" assignment for my studio class. After looking through several fashion magazines I realized there really was no overall theme. Some advertisements barely emphasized the item being sold, while others sacrificed them for product detail. This photo emphasizes scale more than the clothing.

After scouting for locations in Ashley's apartment complex (a 100 year old flour mill-turned-loft-apartments), I picked a few different areas, the one below being one of them. It wasn't until Ashley was in the doorway that I noticed she looked like a miniature person. I liked the look and told her to pose like a mannequin, and it worked, in my opinion. I think this would work well with a series of scale-focused images, or with incorporating mannequins into the image. Maybe I will follow through.

I posted a smaller version of the photo because it's important to see the whole frame at once to see the miniature-effect. Click on the image to see a larger version of the photo.


big pictures

I've finally made the change to big pictures. This may mean slower uploading of the website, but it shouldn't be a problem if you pay for an internet connection, which I don't. So now you don't need to click on all the little pictures, not that you did before.

Kate Gilliam, a junior journalism major, hugs friend Taylor Scott after the Eve Carson rememberence ceremony. "It was a perfect day for everything she embodied," Gilliam said.

Kashmira Kale (center) throws water on Anuja Mathur (left), both sophomores, while Bunsree Patel laughs Thursday during a Holi celebration at Polk Place. It is Kale's first time celebrating Holi in the United States. "It's the first time in a long time" Kale said who hasn't celebrated Holi since leaving India when she was 9 years old.

Holi is a Hinda celebration where colored powder is thrown at each other and mixed with water. I believe the idea behind it is unity. I will have a "portrait" series from this celebration soon.


portraits and the like...

This is some stuff I've been working on for a studio class I'm in...for some reason blogspot preview jpgs are the untoned versions of the image...so if you click on the image, you get a better rendition of what I thought I was posting...it is silly and annoying all in one.