All of these photos were taken with an Iphone SE (5). The first was taken at the Port orchard waterfront where some kind of bird stood perfectly in frame. The second was taken at the dog park in Silverdale and reminded me of the Tarkovsky movie Stalker. The third was taken deep into some rural area of Port Orchard. The last one was taken while on the ferry.
Known mainly as being a director, Kieslowski always chooses the best color palettes and frames foreground and background with subtle symbolism. The portrait photos I’ve chosen are still frames shot before filming began and while these are all staged, the subjects are all natural in front of the camera and the planning allows the photo to be more interesting than just looking at someones face.
The first photo is a spinning record with each photo gradually becoming blurrier because of the increase in shutter speed. Starting at 1/100 and gradually going to 2. The other photo is a table with various objects, the water bottle being in the foreground to show how the depth of field changes with the increase in f stops. The first is at 4.5 and the last at 29.
Before doing research for this assignment I admittedly knew no photographers by name and scrambled to find one through looking at various photographed album covers. I eventually found Lygia Clark, a Brazilian artist whose work is primarily through sculptures, but she does have a dozen or so photographs that are so good it makes me wonder why she didn’t take more pictures! Her style is known as neo-concretism which was a style opposed to murals that were being used as propaganda in Latin American countries. It favored geometrical abstraction, except in her photos it is people being photographed with abstract clothing. My favorite of her photos is Máscaras sensoriais, a black and white picture of six people in WW1 gas masks, donning formal wear underneath. All of her photos have the level of abstraction reminding me of what would happen if you took the perfect still frame from a Luis Bunuel movie. A common theme through each photo is that everyone has some sort of blindfold or headwear that obstructs their vision. Given that she lived in an oppressive regime I can guess at least in part, what she’s trying to represent in these photos. However, what’s most important in determining what kind of photographers you like is simply just personal preference of the aesthetics each photographer has.Portraits