this whole week has been full of wonderful weather, ridiculous shoots, and just crazy catch up with essays, work and more more more shootiong.
here's my thesis for you to look at.
my artist statement
I grew up along the Southern gulf coast of the United States. These images are an exploration of the culture of my family, which is strongly rooted to the area. Culture manifests itself intangibly and tangibly, via the family unit and the decoration of the home. The photographs of myself as a debutante and my grandmother’s home further emphasize this idea of “southerness.” The color palette of her home and furniture of her house are similar only to other houses in the South. The bottom triptych references the idea that without the physical reminders of the home, the bonds of family preserve the “southerness” of my culture, even when we are thousands of miles apart from one another.
All of these images were shot between the years of 2007 to 2010 on Kodak Vivid Color 160 and 400 speed medium format film
so that's my thesis. it's smething, that for my undergrad work, i'm quite proud of. it's not quite there yet to be a portfolio for my graduate work...but this is mine and it's a body of work i really stand behind and defend. this is my work and i'm quite proud of myself.
but onto other things and such.
here is some street photography shots i took for refinery 29.
also up at hasted hunt kraeutler gallery, there is this amazing show up called great photographs of the 20th century: staged and startled. this one shown on my blog, is by richard avedon. he bent the paper when exposing it to make the woman's neck appear longer and more swan like.
if you get a chance and are in the new york area, you should check this out. at 537 W24th st
and here are some random things i shot over spring break (so over three weeks ago!!!) in new orleans.
vintage scarf, vintage shorts, new glasses, prada shoes
the church across from my friend's house
my friend's backyard
my friend monique
now it's time to go out and enjoy more of this great weather.