Fall Semester

So. For those of you who have been keeping up with my fall semester photography project, titled: “A Conversation”, you all know that I have photographed quite a few humans.

Before this project, I had never shot a portrait. So, to practice, I made a plan: to meet people at Clark who would be comfortable with me photographing them. Good amount of people were interested, and out of the 45-ish people who expressed interest, I got the chance to shoot about 30-ish people. The project first started out pretty small, photographing about 3 to 4 people per week, and on average about 200-300 shots per person. However, time went on, and as my skills with my all manual lens (a new addition to my kit) got better, people started to notice more and more the job that I was doing. People were posting the photographs on their instagram’s and social media and after certain shoots, a lot of people came up to me and wanted to be photographed as well.

At times, it was very overwhelming. I would be telling a lie if I said every shoot went perfectly and every shot was a work of art, because that was far from the reality. Soon, mid way into the project, I stepped back and analyzed all the photos I had taken through the mid way point and I understood why people were getting excited — the photos were real. They had their own aesthetic. Even though the humans I was photographing were all unique in their own ways, there was a common thread which ran through all the portraits: the frozen shots were immortalized moments within a conversation that portrayed them how they really are (at least from my point of view). I wanted them to feel comfortable talking to me whatever they wanted to talk to me about — i gave them the space and it was such a humbling experience to get to know the humans who made the Clark community as rich and vibrant as it is now.

Honestly, I can say that this project has given me a unique insight on how I use photography to connect with the people around me. The search for a genuine connection is really the main focus of my photos, emphasizing the spontaneity of a moment that is unique.

And I would not want it to be any other way.

But, Here are the best shots (1 for each person 🙂 ) No particular order.

Zack
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Sadie S.
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Bao
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Zoe
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Alice
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Quinn
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Sadie A.L.
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Ha
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Amanda
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Maddie
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Sydney
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Yasmeen
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Harris
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Nico
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Santi
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Max
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Laura
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Lu
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Emma
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Dilan
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Christy
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Julian
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Jenna
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Dea
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Nia
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Fiona
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Phoebe
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10.14.2017: Battle on the Field

2/2 of the athletics events i caught yesterday! So, I literally ran from swim which ended at 3, to the bistro to grab food cause I had an hour before having to run to world cup till 8ish.

Again, world cup was on the same level of complexity as the alumni meet, even though I wasnt at risk of slipping on the turf. However, the world cup gave me the advantage of applying my shutter speed techniques to an event that was happening on grass. And honestly, it worked. I caught some shots that I was surprised, and at least for me, were perfectly timed and frozen.

Here they are!

*again posting these photos on fb in 2 weeks, so hold on for the master post

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10.14.2017: Frozen in Time

1/2 of the two athletics events I captured yesterday! So, I photographed the swim teams Alumni meet to get into practice of photographing high speed events, and to keep up my goal to photograph more athetics this semester.

Honestly, this batch of photos, even though it was my first time capturing swimming as a photographer, gave me a huge satisfaction, cause swim was a huge challenge for me, because everything went so fast. But, i dont think I would have had it any other way. This meet will probably cement itself into the top 10 of most favorite events ive caught on camera, cause the atmosphere was just phenomenal and filled with energy.

Anyway, here are my photographs, and dont worry, I plan on getting better.

*all the events i post on wordpress, i do plan to post to fb once i get back in 2 weeks

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