Here’s a webpage example of the book I’m making for this project. The last couple of pages are blank because the project is still continuing and I was just getting the layout and format down.
Rafael Avicioglu - https://rafaelavcioglu.tumblr.com/
Michaela Berry - https://www.tumblr.com/blog/michaelaberry
Tamarind Cottew - https://shotbytammyblr.tumblr.com
Kirsten Franks - https://kirstenelizabethparis.tumblr.com
Natasha Harris - https://natashaharris15.tumblr.com/
Helen Ho - https://hohelen.tumblr.com/
Molly Lynch - https://mollylynchphotography.tumblr.com/
Francesca Rawlinson - https://frankiemrawlinson.tumblr.com/
Olivia Weiner - https://oliviapweiner.tumblr.com/
Annie Kim - https://annie-ihyn.tumblr.com/
Helen Ho’s long term project on a young women named Nora for Contemporary Portraiture. Working title “Le Mot De Jour”
Feb 16, 2020- Pudique- Shy/Modest. I’m quite shy (in French I think of the word ‘pudique’ but I can’t find a very good translation.”
Feb 15, 2020- Ennuyeux- Boring. “My week wasn’t very exciting, I think the word of the day could be ennyeux for boring.”
Nov. 14, 2019, Gris-Grey. “For the word of the day, I think of the color “gris” (grey) because I find the sky in November is always grey! I’m on the train in Argenteuil!”
stunning portraits and I think the captioning is really working well. I love Nora’s expression in the first image and how you pulled us back a little. I think shooting her in an empty field really emphasized this feeling of shyness she wrote about for the caption.
Michaela Berry’s Work towards her final project in Contemporary Portraiture.
This week I worked on creating portraits of my family as they will be the subjects for this project. I staged all of my images, using natural light or flash and this week was trying to express a sense of waiting inside of my house as my family has been during the COVID-19 outbreak.
However, after photographing this week I discovered a few changes that I would want to make for the project in the future. I plan to push myself with the staging of the images as it is something I do not often do. I hope to add a more surreal aspect to my house in future shoots, and to create interest in a space that I have photographed in before.
For my final project I was influenced by the works of Richard Avedon in his American West Series, showing the people he photographed in Texas.
I am still deciding which direction I want to go with my final project, I am certain that I want to keep black and white photography consistent throughout this series. I am still playing around with a mix of on-flash camera and natrual lighting photos.
In these 5 images that I have decided to chose are the few days that I have been back home in Indonesia. As someone who is in quarantine for 14 days, I tried to capture the raw emotions and some posed photos during this time.
Image #1 captures my mother, who doesn’t like other people taking photogrpahs of her, but she is keen on taking her own selfies. But this night we finally reunited and had a conversation until early moring as I was still jetlagged from travelling. I decided to capture this photograph with my on-flash camera which I ended up liking how it turned out and it gave that vintage film camera aesthetic.
Image #2 I am not a big fan of self portraits, but didn’t have many people around me to photograph. So inspired by one of the artists we had to write about, I was influenced by Nicholas Nixon’s works where he captured an intimate moment of one of the Brown sisters in the bathtub, and I thought I could try doing a self portrait of myself, where I am exposing myself in the nude but also a very intimate moment where it is a time of peace.
Image #3 This image was also used with the on-flash camera, it is a photograph of my sister with a scarf over her face, as in Indonesia the cases seem to get higher but maintained in the same time. At home around one another and others we are aware of our surrondings and I like how my sisters skin is so fair in this photograph which really contrasts with the scarf and the details of texture - soft vs. rough.
Image #4 I wanted to capture the moments of one of our security guards and gardener, even though we are all struggling to keep positive with the pandameic going around - these two were on a break and I was pleased to have captured them both smiling.
Image #5 I wanted to try to somehow incorporate fashion into one of my portraits in this series and I used again the on-flash camera capturing my sister. I wanted to really have that constrast of light and dark shadows and I like how my little sisters face is covered but what we can only see is a glimps of her eye.
Quarantine and c̶h̶i̶l̶l̶ cry?
The emotions are high during quarantine as the rules and regulations to leave our apartment grow stricter every day. Opening the window seems to help but only until it starts to irritate the itch to be outside and feel the sunshine. To fuel frustrations, the weather has been perfect in Paris with blue, sunny skies.
Documenting these emotions through portraits of Armand in the confines of my apartment.