Friday, May 28, 2010

how I love les personnes

This photo above inspired something that I have been exploring with my recently; when I first took it (at the Halifax market in February of 2010) I was really frustrated that this girl looked at the camera. After a while I began to appreciate it, because I realised that people never behave normally in front of a camera (at least, when they know you are taking photos of them).
This boy was assisting a street performer (Manners Mall, Wellington, NZ, May 2010).

My sister doesn't give me the time of day when I take pictures of her (Treehouse, Ontario, Canada, April 2010).
This was taken in our room at the Grand Floridian in Florida. I took a lot of my sister but her legs kept looking disproportionate. And that's how I learned about angles (May 2010).
One day in April, my friends and I took our friend Hannah out for birthday brunch. It was a beautiful sunny day, and I saw some friendly looking bikers. I asked them if I could take some pictures of them and they gave mer permission. Of course, they looked at me and thought it was the bee's knees--and I got this lovely gem (Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pigeons are People too

In New Zealand, pigeons seem to think they are people. I had some trouble with the colouring so I left it mostly as is instead of editing them. I was inspired by the last one and tried to sort of wash the colour out of most of them but eventually I amped up the colour in some... That's enough from me!

Edit: In fact, I only like the last one. Think of the other ones as Simon And Garfunkel-inspired warmups for it. I hear 'old friends' in my head the entire time and then the last one jars it.

This guy on the left was shaking his face and got rather blurry.

These were in the Wellington Train station. The pigeons live there and most don't have feet (like the lad on the right).
This one reminds me of 'old friends' by simon and garfunkel.
Ilike the awkwardness of this one. Kind of reminds me now of this image by photographer Barrie Hullegie (Marjorie Conrad is the model)--not because it looks similar but because it makes me feel the same as I do when I look at the one above.

Monday, May 3, 2010

I know this isn't Canada, but...

I just got back from a family trip to Florida. Here is the first group of my favourite pictures. I tried editing them a little (in one man's words, "to make the colours pop") but if they look hokey, I would like to know.

Any ideas?