So, as all of you know, I have been working on a 365 project since the beginning of July as a way of filling time over the summer, but also as a physical reminder of showing an interesting thing or person that I met that day.
So, these are the first 3 posts since getting back to Clark on Sunday and officially kicking off my 4 months of zero social media presence.
I am going to be posting these photographs in posts of 3 images with the number, the date, and the person, place, or thing that I document.
Another Monday, another photoshoot. So, for todays installment of my renamed “real conversations with real people”, I shot Bru in an abandoned factory, about 10ish minutes near campus. For me, it was definetley one of those shoots where I just let her explore the location, because it was her first time there since comming to Clark.
Honestly, Bru is one of those people who I was very scared to approach as a freshman, cause I saw her dance for hip hop collabo, and she was just so fucking cool I thought we would never be friends. But honestly, after GALA, I started talking to her and shes just one of the sweetest people here at Clark, and im so glad that were friends 🙂
This year, Ive been making a point to photograph more people around campus. I started asking people whether they would be willing to model for me, while I shoot them in various locations around campus.
However, there are some people who message me on their own accord to organize impromptu photoshoots, knowing that I have my camera on me literally all the time now. Santiago is one of those people. Probably one of the most artistic humans ive ever met, hes a super sweet human being. Hes a senior at Clark and we have become good friends since last year, and have done one other photoshoot together at his house.
But he got new glasses on saturday and we did a mini, of the moment photoshoot on the 4th and 5th floors of Goddard Library yesterday, messing with the bookshelves as well as the phenomenal natural light you get.
So, you could say that Im a bit all over the place when it comes to photography. I tend to photograph almost anything, from people to landscapes to street.
And you are not wrong.
However, I do consider myself to be is a documentary as well as portrait photographer, considering photography for me is a way to document everyday moments in full detail and context.
In terms of technique however, because I am self taught, Ive come to not like flash photography due to the way it makes the subject look washed out. But, I have been getting over my unjustified hate and been experimenting on people using flash. Yesterday, I walked to the Hadwen Arboretum to test out flash on natural subjects, and here are my results: