While certainly not the only images of note that I created in 2012, I began this blog in July of that year and am going to go with the assumption that the images I chose to share here were some of my best. I have delved deeper in my collegiate and prior photo history, and while I appreciate those images for where they’ve led me, I can’t say they’re good, so I’l stick with showing off the below.
2012 was my junior year of college. I had firmly decided that miniatures were going to continue to be a part of my photographic work, but was largely creating for course assignments. That summer I studied abroad in Italy, and prior to arriving, knew my main photo goal was going to be photographing the street-sold souvenirs alongside their full size counterparts.
2012 was also the year that my dad wrote a book and had me create the cover. Only my second ever book cover, and I enjoyed having relative freedom with how I chose to depict his words.
I struggled with this one a bit. I automatically thought of my Souvenirs series I made while in Italy, and then of the photo I made of Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine in the same manner. I’ve been wanting to do a similar one using my miniature David from Italy, but holding it in front of the replica in St. Augustine that stands in front of Ripley’s.
In any case, I didn’t have a chance to make it to historic St. Aug today, and yet I’ve been wanting to stick to the creating a new photo each day for this challenge. So, I decided to create tourist-y photos of my miniature David as if I was in St. Augustine looking at the real one. The bushes that surround the David statue here cover up his whole body from the street, leaving only the head to be seen, I’ve always thought it was kind of funny and thus had to make one of the photos of that view. I took and edited the images on my phone to give them a tourist, on the go, posted on instagram look.
I’ve been going through some of my images from my Italy trip last year. Here are some composites I created from anywhere from 4-28 images of the Coliseum. They still need some tweaking, but they are well on their way.
This challenge has made me realize that I really don’t concentrate much on circles and curves in my photography. I think I will challenge myself to do this in the near future, and maybe I’ll do a follow-up post.
J.J. over at JUNSJAZZ IMAGES & INSPIRATION approached me a couple weeks ago, asking if he could feature me in his magazine- JunsJazz. I, of course, excitedly said yes- and now I present the result of this collaboration to you!
This month’s Arbus Magazine features an article by Dr. Murphy about the faculty show at MOCA, the student show that opened today at UNF, and the show about the Vietnam War opening tomorrow. Check it out.