The following is a set of pictures and a critique for the “My Style” show on March 9th.
Usually, my pictures do not tell a story, but they tell of human achievement through architecture. I find beauty to lie within buildings and other forms of design, even when contradicted by the behavior of today’s society.
In this show, my main focus was to include certain pieces which reflect my own style and which mirror my artist statement to the best of my ability. Any other piece of my work which seemingly contradicted the artist statement was not included. I have posted these pictures on this blog prior, but I have made changes in terms of contrast and saturation.
In my works, I have manipulated color in a major way to change the tone and emotion of an image. Within these pieces specifically, shape plays a part in communicating the overall meaning of the work-beauty in architecture. Furthermore, the primary picture of the Chicago skyline possesses a matching foreground balcony with the skyscrapers beyond. I have always thought that it has made the picture very successful.
If I could change the look of my pieces, I would consider “playing around” with the color balance to achieve a different mood and tone. However, I have come to the point of reconsideration with the bottom right image of the self storage warehouse, feeling as if it does not match. However, it was never a visual outlier.
My photographs connect to my own experiences in life through providing and showing what I see through my own eyes, spreading my own point of view to the world.
The image of the Chicago skyline, specifically, is a location where I feel truly relaxed-I can watch the city all day and all night. A sense of euphoria is unleashed; I can watch my early life roll past.