Chandler Day 308: Ms. Drama Queen

DSC06222Tonight I got to go see Abbie’s showcase. She and the rest of her class performed the beginning scene from a play they have been working on. She played the part of a very dramatic and snobby actor and she did it perfectly. I love watching her get up on stage and become a whole new person. She is always so quiet and then when she gets up there she plays her parts perfectly. Great job Abbie, I can’t wait to see more!

Chandler Day 277: Are You Awake?

DSC05606This week we assigned a project to  shoot experimental photos in the style of some photographers we had discussed in class. We covered people like Duane Michals, Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, and Cindy Sherman. For the photos I tried to do something similar to the style of Michals. It was late tonight when I got this shot along with a series of others. I saw her wall and the dramatic light that illuminates the art work on the wall and the bed. I worked with this lighting, using the shadows and in other images a slow shutter speed to create blurs and false double exposures. I wanted to convey this idea of sleep and what is real and what is just a dream. The figure is dark, completely shadowed, up from the bed. Is the figure real and awake or just a shadow from a dream?