Sunday, April 3, 2011
One of my favorite projects was creating crime scenes and then photographing them. These three I chose to showcase because I liked the further away images the best. Eventually, I would like to continue on with this project in all sorts of cool and creepy locations. A big thanks to my friends, especially Donna, who willingly laid in a freezing cold puddle for me!!
Whilst in New York, I stayed across the street from this green mansion. You may recognize it from the Spiderman movies. On this particular day (the morning that I arrived), the sun was hitting windows across the street and created this awesome light pattern across the mansion. These are some of my favorite photographs from the entire trip. The first image is a group of buildings on the left of the green mansion.
The top image is the Flatiron Building. Completed in 1902, it was one of the tallest buildings in Manhattan at the time. It has been photographed by millions of people over the years, but possibly the most famous photograph of it is Edward Steichen's print from 1904. The middle image is a group of buildings at sunset, and the final image is the Brooklyn Bridge, also at sunset.
AH the city that never sleeps... I fell in love with New York the instant my train stopped at Penn Station. The food, the people, the chaos... And the photographing opportunities are endless. The next few posts are all about New York. These two were taken from the Staten Island Ferry.
I am still currently working on a digital montage of all the places I travelled to, but I figured I would share some of my current favorites. This particular group of images was taken with a Fuji Instax Wide camera. I lovingly call the finished product "fujiroids." The camera is the same concept as a polaroid; you snap the picture and it pops out of the camera. In a few minutes, it fully develops and you have an "instant" image. I love this kind of camera simply because it combines the unpredictability of film with the instant gratification of digital. These are my three favorites.