Sunday, November 6, 2011

Project #2: Emulation - Duane Michals

Before taking VisPro 052, I had minimal knowledge of different photographers in the black and white world. I chose to emulate Duane Michals, a random photographer whose work spoke to me when I stumbled upon it in the art library. Michals claims he had no instruction in photography, which intrigued me to read and examine his photographs more. Duane Michals, born in 1932, is an American photographer who captures moments and sequences of great emotion. He often narrates his work with philosophical words to make the viewer ponder more than just the image. The work that I chose to emulate was his idea of examining the emotion between couples, not people in relationships necessarily but between two people, be they strangers, lovers, friends, or family.

Now I shall leave you with a quote,
"It is no accident that you are reading this. I am making black marks on white paper. These marks are my thoughts, and although I do not know who you are reading this now, in some way the lines of our lives have intersected... For the length of these few sentences, we meet here.

It is no accident that you are reading this. This moment has been waiting for you, I have been waiting for you. Remember me." - Duane Michals.

Tuesday, be prepared! I have attempted to capture a very simple concept while trying to emulate Duane Michals!

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