The drill has begun.
Every week we were told to accomplish a photographic assignment following technical restrictions and straight guidelines (more or less). After having struggled all the week to shoot something related to the guidelines, following the rules and still trying to get something visually interesting , we were asked to show and comment the final editing. During the commentary the professor analyze the whole lot and give us tips and suggestions.
the first assignment was
People at Work
restriction: 35/50 mm manual exp, manual focus, black and white, no crop, no post production, 10 pix out of 70/100 per situation.
Kebab shop and Butcher, both from my street , both meet related and i am vegan … i seized the occasion to establish relations among the neighborhood and it turned out to be a very positive experience.
the comment criticized mostly my inclination for portraits letting the “work” itself a bit in the shadow.
Second Assignment was:
restrictions: the same listed for the first assignment, i was using a 50 mm
It was fucking cold outside, i walked for days under the wrath of the weather. Snow, rain, cold, blisters, nothing could stop my shutter .. ok i’m rumbling…
this picture need a note:
“I’m am an alien , came to visit you humans and see what are you doing here. i spent 52 years on this planet, i come from there (pointing at grey sky)” i’ll be staying here for around 1000 years to see your evolution and to protect from the tall aliens disguised as human being…” people around here call me mad what A CONVERSATION!
Good eye, need to focus more on the feeling
The third assigment
Human Relation :
I needed to focus only on Human relations and forget about the rest. No action, no portraits, only relations
Resctrictions: the same ( im getting addicted to 50 mm B&W manual!)
The room was small, and the 50 mm was not wide enough .. i needed to cram and squeeze my frame.
Artist house, liverpool station and Climbing wall
Comments: Forgotten , Sorry
Portraits Formal and Environmental, 3 (more or less) situation each.
No restriction, i used my canon with a 50mm, 24 -70 mm , sometimes flashes, mostrly window light or available light
For the environmental
people (amazing ) from parkour generation http://www.parkourgenerations.com
Phoebe Pope, astonishing singer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BehgsWIq1h8
People of london Series : https://www.facebook.com/0peopleoflondon
For the Formal Portrait
A nice looking and skillful skater in south bank,
A beautiful Chinese Woman
A Malaysian chef
this series of environmental portraits belongs to a project called people of london , have a look!
She is phoebe, i didn’t have ideas but the shooing helped us to find more stuff to do together .. the firsts pic represent her way to contrive a song.
the guys from pakour generation.. after this shooting more came and more are planned, great collaboration
Comment from Patrik: A portrait must be directed otherwise we talk about reportage style. Well all of them are directed so i guess i centered the point.
Next Assignment a 3 to 5 pix story!
hope you enjoyed the view!