this image was initially one of my stronger shots, in colour. im not overly happy with it in B&W now, however i was still very happy wiht the shot and my subject matter. im also unsure about it again because the warm tones are still very strong, i tried to tone them down but the highlights are too visible.
This image was one taken from the first shoot i did, when the sun was out and my lighting was quite warm and nostalgic. because these first images did not coincide with my others, i decided to make them black and white as well so they could work better together. the glare in this image as a B&W works extremely well, it still keeps its nostalgic sensations without straying away from the concept.
originally this photo was in colour and the blurred movement was a fluroecent ugly yellow because a person wearing a fluro jacket walked by the frame. I was still keen to try something with this image as the focal point is still on what i wanted, in fact its the only sharp point throughout the whole image. changing it to black and white has only emphasised this, and therefore i think this image will make my final
these women were all having a catch up out front of the station, what i found ironic was how much they're clothes contrasted! this tall slender woman wears tight leather heels and a pink leather jacket, although her friend wears doc martins and rolled up trackie pants (more my style personally)... i might expereiment turning my photos into B&W's considering i have some strong images from my previous shoots.
in this image, ive still tried to keep the 'unique and individualistic' aspects within my subject matter... for example ij this image, the leading line of the 3 people going from left to right of the image, so evenly spaced out and precise really brings humour to the subject
after the nice weather wore off i was stuck with continuing to shoot with my surrounding and keeping such warm tones of light in my images. so ive taken a new approach; same concept, just a different view of portrayal. im using a slow shutter speed setting to articulate the 'chaotic' suburbia of Melbourne and try and single out those who stand out beyond that normality.
Hamer Hall 18/4/17 @ 9am This young Asian lady was watching me with my camera as she walked by, she had her umbrella dipped to the side and i thought it would be interesting to see that as an image. The pastel tones on this woman blend with the morning sun quite delicately and she stands out with that umbrella.
Flinder's St Station - the steps 18/4/17 @ 9am Same subject, however you can see they're now greeting the person they were waiting for. These kind of 'before and after' images make question the relationship between each individual. I did try adjusting my exposures so that the glare was not as harsh, and it did adjust but only a little.
Finder's St Station - the steps. 18/4/17 - 9am Woman and her husband were seemingly waiting for someone at the station what i liked about these two was that they were very awkward with each other, they didn't really talk or do much with their time so i found that to be an interesting photo. However what ruins it is the harsh glare from the sun that dehumanises the couple
Taken outside Hamer Hall 18/4/17 @ 9am i was sitting on a small podium outside the Hall and observed the people walking past me. These four guys were all talking about something and they were quite loud about it too so i took their photo as they walked past. The guy on the end had a thick American accent which matched his dreadlocks, and the rest of them were Australian,
Taken on City Road 18/4/17 @ 9am This woman was walking in the same steps as me towards the university that morning, I crossed the road walking behind her and managed to take a few shots of her. This image is the best out of all because not only is she in full focus, but the similarities between colour of her coat and the outside of the building next to her really enhance the warmth. Also, the textures in both of these connections add another depth to the image.