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Project 2 Research

SELF

For my initial self portrait, I plan to be hiding my face behind my hands. I will take the picture from behind so only the back of my head is showing. Using a mirror I will add paint of marker to graffiti it over myself or make it dirty. I hope to capture my love of art but insecurities about doing well or being up to par on it. 

LOCATION

For my locational self portrait, I plan to take a picture of my little brother in his room. He likes action figures so he has placed them all around his room in various places he also is very messy. I’m hoping to capture him in his natural habitat so it’ll be easier to gain knowledge about him based on the image. 

SIMPLE

For my normal background, I plan to wear all black and lean on a bright with wall. There should be a dramatic contact, enough to make me appear very dark compared to the rest. This will be a simple image but a meaningful one in my eyes. It expresses my thoughts on diversity. 

CREATIVE

For my creative image i plan to appear drowning in random things: clothes books, toys, whatever I can find. My hand and maybe an eye will be the only things visible to the camera as I want to capture a look of desperation. However I want it to be ironic as none of the things I am drowning in pose a threat to me in anyway. I want to capture the self made pressure that we put on ourselves. 

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Photo I Sent

From top to bottom:

  • Claremont Photo and Video
  • Cal Poly Pomona Copy N’ Mail
  • Office Depot
  • Target
  • CVS

The best quality print was by far Claremont Photo. It is essentially an exact replica of the picture I sent to them. Before I decide where I will be printing, I might try Costco and see how their photos come out. Other than that, I will be using the Print Lab in building 13. If I was to use any of the places I previously went to I would definitely go to Claremont photo due to 2 of my photos (CVS and Target) using low quality paper, and the other 2 (Office Depot and Copy N’ Mail) being laser jet based.

Project 2 Research

Traditional: 

For my traditional arrangement I plan to use a couple of items around my room that I like to use or see on a regular basis. I want to present the idea of still life by arranging these items in an awkward way, but not awkward enough to were it looks totally unnatural. I can to use a game controller a flash drive, ruby cube plug, water bottle, sticky notes, headphones and other things like that. For the most part the technology will be monotone in terms of the color palette. However the Rubix cube and other items will add a splash of color. 

Product

For the product portion of the project, I would like to use either a soda brand of juice brand, however each one will include the ingredient or ingredients used to flavor the drink. For example, using a lemon and lime next to sprite on a wooden table in the sun, or orange juice with an actual orange next to it and possibly a bowl of undisclosed cereal behind it. I want to emphasize that the flavor you are getting is made from real fruit and that the taste should be fresh. 

Food

For the food portion of the project, I plan to buy fast-food such as a burger or chicken strips, but arrange them in the most gourmet arrangement possible. By doing this I want to create juxtaposition between the cheap quality, but high presentation quality. As for consumers. I want to convince them that the cheap food they buy still has quality, even if it is not from a gourmet restaurant.