Shadow Play

Here’s some inspiration for my Photo I/Pho 8 students who will be working on their Light/Dark assignments.

Light/Dark Assignment: For this assignment, you will photograph an image where light is critical to the concept and formal execution of the image. Study the characteristics and qualities of photographic light, both natural and artificial, and how they can be manipulated and controlled to communicate an artistic vision. Shoot at least 1 roll of film, create a contact sheet of your exposures and work on 2 prints to present for class critique. You will be graded on print quality, concept and artistic arrangement.

Artist: Carrie Mae Weems
How Light is critical to the image: Light is used to create theatrical drama

Artist: Andy Lee
How Light is critical to the image: Light is used to lead the eye through the image

 

lee
Andy Lee’s Finnish Landscapes, 2012
weems
Carrie Mae Weems’ Kitchen Table Series, 1990

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