Photo Contest Week 23 Voting Thread – Round One
Pick 2 PHOTOS ONLY; if you pick 3, we will make you pick 2. It is however, acceptable to vote for 1 and only 1 photo. After this we will determine a top 5 and then vote again.
Post the numbers of the photos you are voting for (lower left).
DO NOT vote for your own! - if you are caught, your photo will be DQ’d
Remember to click on the photo to get full colors.
VOTING WILL END @ 11:59 PST ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 23rd
I want everyone to start thinking about the solids and voids that surround us. Although we readily identify most objects with a word, I want to stray from this and photograph in a way that emphasizes and celebrates the form of the subject. This can be achieved through an abstraction of the subject that places priority on its essential shape--rather than a building, you photograph modularity and materiality, instead of a portrait, you have pattern and texture. Think of color, texture, and light, and how you can use these to redefine the identity of what you are photographing.
You can approach this formally, or you can take other paths…painting!
I want people to take a break from normal photographing--focus on your subject, click the shutter, etc, and deconstruct what we are really doing with our cameras. Photography is a way of flattening a 3-dimensional world, so it is already incredibly abstract in nature. Use this to your advantage, and try to leave the traditional ruts we all get stuck in for a bit--I hope that by doing this, you can all benefit tremendously by learning to approach photography from a slightly different angle. Good luck!