Thursday, December 20, 2007

by William

by Shaquille

by Josue

Friday, December 7, 2007


For the next few weeks we will be looking at Abstract Photography.

A full definition of ABSTRACT:

"We must find, therefore, a form of expression, which excludes the fable and yet does not restrict the free working of color in any way. The forms, movement, and colors which we borrow from nature must provide no outward effect nor be associated with external objects. The more obvious is the seperation from nature, the more likely is the inner meaning to be pure and unhampered."
-V. Kandinsky

Here are some photos from our first abstract shoot:

by Catherine and Steef

by Josue

by Kevin

by Shaquille

by William

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Remembering Nagasaki

Today we observed a website called "Remembering Nagasaki". It was created in 1995 to commemorate the anniversary of the Atomic bombing of Japan. We looked at photographs by Yosuke Yamahata, who photographed the city only days after the blast.

"Human memory has a tendency to slip, and critical judgement to fade, with the years and with changes in life-style and circumstances. But the camera, just as it seized the grim realities of that time, brings the stark facts of seven years ago before our eyes without the need for the slightest embellishment Today, with the remarkable recovery made by both Nagasaki and Hiromshima, it may be difficult to remember the past, but these photographs will continue to provide us with an unwavering testimony to the realities of that time."- Yosuke Yamahata

After looking at the site we dicussed the following questions:

1. How do these images impact you?

"After observing these brutal images i came to the conclusion that the images should be advertised more openely. The victims pain was very well captured in these photographs. These images had a great impact on me an all my class mates im sure it will have a great impact on the rest of society as well. "

"As I observed the explicity of these pictures I felt sorrow for the people. This also show that everything is not always good and well."

"When I witnessed the horror of these photos, I believe that something has to be done. I felt pity for these people and how terrible there lives must have been. When the photographers take pictures of these poor people, they should find a way of helping them as well instead of just taking pictures. I can only imagine how tragic their lives have been."

"After viewing these images it showed me the real outcome of WAR and theres nothing postive that comes out of it."
-Steef J Cruz

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Our Ad

After looking at ADS and studying some techniques, we created our own Ad for our after school club.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Ads Everywhere!

We have begun to study advertising and the various ways that print ads affect us.

-What techniques do ads use to sell their idea or product?
-How do color, body language, facial expressions and content affect the impact of an image?
-Where and when do we see ads in our everyday lives? How does this affect us?

We walked around for half an hour in Long Island City looking for as many ads as we could find. Below are just a few examples of the images we see just walking around out school.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


The first topic that we are covering is portraiture. First, we looked at the portraits of Steve McCurry and August Sander, as well as various artists on the photo blog LensCulture. Next, we set out to create our own portraits.