Monday, November 22, 2010

Corinne Botz

I know this is a little late.

A few weeks ago we had a photographer come in to talk to us. Her name was Corinne Botz.

Corinne explained to us a project that she had done called
"The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death." Corinne became interested in a woman named Frances Glessner Lee, who was a criminologist that created miniature crime scene models. When looking at the photographs of the models it is amazing how realistic they look, and how much attention to detail there was. On her website, Corinne says: "Through framing, scale, lighting, color, and depth of field, I attempt to bring intimacy and emotion to the scene of the crime. I want viewers to feel as if they inhabit the miniatures - to loose their sense of proportion and experience the large in the small." As a viewer, I feel that Corinne did just that, and very well. I had never been too interested in photography, but something about Corinnes work really caught my attention. 

These are a couple of examples of Corinnes work. More photos can be found on her website.

"Bad Music Video"

Video done for my Foundation Computers class.

Shot with a Panasonic HVX 205a

Song: Matt and Kim "Cinders"

Monday, November 8, 2010

"Self portrait"

My most recent project in my foundation computers class was to create a "self portrait." This wasn't a typical self portrait, it was more so supposed to be something that explained who I was and where I was from. I really liked this project, but I'm not exactly happy with my end result. Now that I look at it I wish I would have done a few things differently. In the middle of the page you can see something that looks like a written letter, which it is, but it's so small that you can't read what it says. I wish I would have made it bigger. For now I'm going to have to settle with this, but eventually I'm going to re-print a new one.

11/2 Lecture

During last weeks lecture we had a few Tyler students come in and talk to us about their experiences with Interning and Assistant jobs. I listened to all of their stories, but the one that really stuck with me was Rachel Ignotofsky's.

Rachel is a graphic design major at Tyler, and got an internship working with Hallmark. I'm sure the reason why I cared about her experience so much is because I'm thinking about majoring in graphic design as well. Rachel basically said that the reason why she got her internship was because she was outgoing and made sure she talked to people before talking about herself. And trust me, I believe her. Rachel was able to get a paid internship working for Hallmark, and during that experience she made her own card and baby book. I never really thought about getting an internship, but after hearing all of the good things about it I might just have to try to get one.

Sadly I can't find any of Rachel's work online but if I do I'll post it.

This week for our lecture we have Lead Pencil Studio coming in.

10/26 Lecture

So I've missed about 2 lectures, and I've been slacking on writing about the ones I have been to so here we go.

10/26 Lecture - Ben Volta
Ben Volta came in and talked about his projects with a mural arts program that he is a part of. It was actually really interesting, and no, I'm not saying that for brownie points. What I found interesting was how he was able to work with a group of kids, and teach them how to explore their mind artistically. The one project that he talked about was a mural ( if that's what you would like to call it ) on the side of an old, knocked down row home. The process of creating this mural took a lot of time and thinking. The design that they came up with was based on rooms that you would typically find in a house, and the furniture that you would find in them. For each room, the kids thought of a piece of furniture, did research using google images, and then drew them out. When they decided as a group on what furniture worked, and what didn't, they uploaded their drawings onto the computer and edited them into a design. When the designs for each room was printed, they attached them to the wall of the old building like wall paper. I personally have not seen this actual mural, but it is in Philly and I'm sure I will run into it one day.

The project.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Here's the new slideshow of my type, I've included a warning label that I made.

Monday, September 27, 2010


This slideshow shows pictures done in type.
For class we were to have done 3 different pictures, all using type. One picture was to be representational, which is the picture of the toilet paper. One was supposed to be emotional, which is the picture of the boiling pot, and the other abstract, which is the one with the z's and ect.

At first I was most proud of my boiling pot, but now I think I over worked it.
Now my favorite is the abstract one, which was the easiest to do.