Monday, November 21, 2011

The Child:
I completed another  photograph, for this entry I wanted to talk about the compositional inspiration.
The composition is based on a Renaissance painting, the Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth. I used the painting as inspiration to construct the photographic elements.
Everyone waiting for me to load my camera

Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth

The setup for the shot
This photograph is based on an event that happened two summers ago, a father and his son were crossing the street when a semi came barreling down Ashland Ave and hit and killed them both.  The photograph is of the mother's reaction as she came looking for her son and husband.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Amanda's costume test:
Amanda will be in two or three shots for the series, the first is an outdoor scene where the characters witness a child being hit my a semi. 

Rebecca's Needle-point:
The needle-point that Rebecca  is working on in each of the photographs is used to mark time.

The Kitchen Scene:
This photograph takes the mundane act of making breakfast into a scene that comments on the gender rolls within Mexican society. 

The Shot setup: A mother cooking breakfast

Abdi: one of the magical real characters for this series

Kevin the production manager making sure everything is perfect