The Mystery Behind Americanism: From Albany to Long Island.
1. Mirrors 2. Business Affairs 3. Welcome to Long Island 4. Public Bus 5. Bus Station: Albany 6. Gas Station: New Jersey 7. Atypical American house 8. Fences 9. Green Lights 10. Once upon a time
The Mystery Behind Americanism: From Albany to Long Island Today, we live in a world of color. When a person looks at an image, they tend to only notice colors and how the colors communicate with each other. This is exactly why I love limiting colors because it limits our imaginations and makes people think more. I want people to see the pictures without colors--focus on things that truly represent the picture such as objects, fingerprints, people, locations..etc, and also fine art characteristics of the image: light, shadow, and composition. Black and white photos show the art behind the object. I am inspired to compose the contrast of light and dark.I am basing my final project partly on street photography and adding a twist by showing the truth behind American houses.
I am an adventurous person. I love to travel and meet new people. For this artwork, I traveled to Long Island from Albany. I saw things that symbolized American culture. The reason why I called this project “The Mystery Behind Americanism: From Albany to Long Island” is because if someone random were to look at these pictures they would know they are from America. The dollar sign, American flag, American brands, American style, American style homes--all of it represents America in some way.
I captured moments that look unusual to me. It is really fun to capture the natural state of unknowing people--the idea of not being so perfect. Most photos we see today are extremely photoshopped to make it look perfect. America itself is not a perfect country, therefore, I believe making a perfect picture would not fit in the theme of America. Furthermore, I don't edit my images to change things.