Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
Here are the before and after images:
My concept is a narrative scene which depicts a couples dramatic journey. The style reflects the exaggeration of a soap opera and presented in a movie poster setup. The retouching approach I took for this project was more of hiding the "behind the scenes" that goes on in such an elaborate photo shoot. I tried to create a dynamic composition, and create an intense moment with the absent of color and high contrast with the textured background.
For this project I wanted to create a small collection of portraits inspired by circus freak show advertisements. I researched many of the posters used by circuses and then attempted to replicate the "freaky" aspects of the individuals in three siblings from the same family.
I decided for this project to do the "ideal perfect women" body that the media displays as natural. This was for me learning how to love yourself, and love what you were given. I myself had a hard time finding a model because of the concept that I was doing to them, when in reality everyone's perfect just the way they are.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
“얼짱 Ulzzang” is a popular South Korean beauty trend literally meaning “best face” or “good looking.” How to achieve the “Ulzzang” look is to emphasize the eyes by using many make up products such as eyelid glue, cosmetic circle lenses, eyeliner, white eyeliner, long fake eyelashes, etc. Ulzzang girls usually have fair skin, a small nose and small lips just like anime characters. The goal is to be incredibly cute.
I have always wanted to imagine myself as an Ulzzang girl for fun and thought this was a great opportunity to do so.
Eyelid Glue Video:
For this project I decided to retouch myself, I took the photo in my bedroom, where I normally do my makeup in the morning. The retouching of this image is bringing light to all of the work they do after the makeup when doing a magazine photoshoot.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
For this project, I gained inspiration from the theme of beauty standards of different cultures. In stories of non-fiction in particular Disney, a princess is usually regarded as the highest level of beauty. So going with this idea I wanted to portray a princess but I also thought it would be interesting and different to see her as a different ethnicity. I gained inspiration to portray a Disney Princess as another race from reading a particular article on BuzzFeed that re-imagined Disney Princesses as a different ethnicity. I wanted to show beauty from a different perspective and imagine what Snow White would look like if she were Chinese.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
My concept was to create a house out of something that obviously isn't a house. I wanted to make it look like something that could actually be real, that one could just find while walking along.
The Guardian - After a devastating catastrophe, all that remained in the gardens of a palace was a swing set that belonged to the child of a royal family. Being a lonely child and playing on this swing set with no one to push her, her only true friends were the statues that loomed over her in the gardens.
For this project I decided to blend an armory and a bank together with some cannons on the side. I didn't want to spell outright what they were so to me the cannons and the front pillars are hints to their origins. I wanted to use the bank and armory because I feel in today's society there is a lot of emphasis on violence, in news etc., and making money. Like the background, however, what results is an empty space for our future generations.
I chose to combine a power plant and an old abandoned house. Our world has become so consumed with energy and being content in our homes at all times, but in doing this we are harming the environment and in some ways making the world more dangerous. I wanted to make fun of people in a sense that it would be a horrible idea to have a power plant connected to a house, but as long as they have the energy they need then that's all that matters to them, because that's what this world is turning into (based on selfish desires).
For this project I wanted to take various architectural structures and blend them into a mobile home. Mobile homes represent the lowest class in our culture and have always carried a stigma with them. I wanted to create an image that might provide a window into the perspective of the inhabitants. This particular mobile home lot is inhabited by immigrants who have come to the United States to experience a better life. To them, these living spaces are treasured and not at all the "last resort" in comparison to where they have come from. I think that every perspective has been influenced by culture and through this project I attempted to provide a space that may change the persepctive and bring it to a more neutral zone so that the audience that truly see the structure instead of the stigma.
For this project, I wanted to create a sort of playful fairy tale by creating little rock houses. I wish I had found different windows so that it would have looked a teeny bit more "upscale" sort of, but… I think overall it was fun and decent. If I had more time, I would have also liked to include a few more elements to make it more of a neighborhood, rather than two very close together houses.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
For this project, I drew a lot of inspiration from the form and structure of the Cinderella Castle in Disney World.
I sought structures that reminded me of the famous castle and ended up using 4 churches and the Mcoll Center for Art. My main goal was to create something tall as well as something that could belong in a eerie dream or fantasy.
Monday, February 2, 2015
For this project, I combined photos of both my parents house and the small storage buildings around it, to create both a surreal and sort of "farmers dream house". While not a farm, the buildings have that old southern farmhouse feel. I imagine this being plucked straight from a farmers dream, rather than adding an ornate facade I left the buildings as is because I don't think a farmer would want a house with such decor.