Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

I’m going to take this opportunity to explain a past image.

The World is Full of Bad People and People who Don't Care when Life is Bad for You (2)

This image is part of my series The Conception and Sensation of Time. I wanted to take a photo looking up from below to lend more clarity to what was happening in this image:

The World is Full of Bad People and People who Don't Care when Life is Bad for YouThis task is easier said than done when you’re figures are 3/4″-1″ tall and the width of your camera lens is 4-5 times larger than that.

So, I popped the figures off of the set and held them, super glued together, in the air.

It’s not like this idea is massively creative, but I think it’s interesting to know what was going on in someone’s head when they take or design an image. I love looking at behind the scenes shots because there is so much story behind the creation of an image that you don’t necessarily get when looking at the final piece.

For the series I am just beginning, I will be taking a lot of behind-the-scenes images for one of my professors from UNF to use in his Fabricated Photography class this spring, but of course, I will also be sharing those behind-the-scene looks with you. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, check out these set-up shots by photographer JD Hancock.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Roads

Today I’m looking back at my old Instagram images. So here, for you, are some roads (or road related things) I’ve Instagramed (is that used as a verb yet?) :)

I think that takes us far enough back into my Instagram for now. Want to follow me on Instagram? It’s jennifernicholewells :)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

pat·tern

n.

1.

a. A model or original used as an archetype.
b. A person or thing considered worthy of imitation.
2. A plan, diagram, or model to be followed in making things: a dress pattern. See Synonyms at ideal.
3. A representative sample; a specimen.
4.

a. An artistic or decorative design: a paisley pattern. See Synonyms at figure.
b. A design of natural or accidental origin: patterns of bird formations.
5. A consistent, characteristic form, style, or method, as:

a. A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group: one’s pattern of behavior.
b. Form and style in an artistic work or body of artistic works.
6.

a. The configuration of gunshots upon a target that is used as an indication of skill in shooting.
b. The distribution and spread, around a targeted region, of spent shrapnel, bomb fragments, or shot from a shotgun.
7. Enough material to make a complete garment.
8. A test pattern.
9. The flight path of an aircraft about to land: a flight pattern.
10. Football A pass pattern.

With these definitions I venture to say that there are patterns in the stars, such as the constellations or simply that the stars in the sky are a pattern in themselves.

With that, the space craft below is also a pattern- a miniature diagram/representation of the real thing.

This image was taken with an iPhone 4s and edited with vsco cam. The picture is of a 1:72 scale unpainted plastic space craft laid on black glitter glued to foam core.
This image was taken with an iPhone 4s and edited with vsco cam. The picture is of a 1:72 scale unpainted plastic space craft laid on black glitter glued to foam core.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges

The Cancer Survivor’s Park in front of the FSCJ downtown campus features walking bridges modeled after the seven bridges of Jacksonville all placed over a replica of the St. John’s river. I’ve visited this little park for a few different photo projects. The miniature bridges are quite fun.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

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I know you’ve seen images from this series before, but considering the series is called Change, I thought I would take this opportunity to discuss it further. I have lived in Jacksonville since my Freshman year of High school. That makes 8 years now. These past 8 years, more specifically these past 4 have been the most significant years of my life in terms of personal growth. My memories here and the experiences I’ve had have shaped me into who I am. This series, while never fully finished took figures, each representing me/ some aspect of myself (i.e. painters, photographers, readers/workers) and placed them in locations around Jacksonville that have been significant to me in some way (i.e. The Cummer Museum in which I volunteered for a few months and interned for nearly a year). I strove to fully explore Jacksonville’s effect on my life before I moved forward in my endeavors elsewhere.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

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I took this photo with my iPhone 4s during Jacksonville’s Crowdfunding Festival- One Spark. I had just taken a behind the scenes tour of MOCA with my gallery practices class and quickly shot this panorama from the 4th floor art studio window, looking down on Hemming Park and the giant foam duck UNF sculpture students created. The One Spark weekend was so much fun and I think it was the start of some great things to come in Jacksonville, FL.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lines

I’m playing a bit of catch up with these photo challenges- but I’m also making it a goal, after this post, since I’m done with The Conception and Sensation of Time, to really concentrate on creating new images specifically inspired by these challenge headings. I thought of something (a video/gif actually) that I really want/wanted to do for The Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense, but I just haven’t had the time to put it in motion yet. Bear with me.