In order to represent the origins of photography, we decided to break it down to the bare basics of capturing a photograph: light and reflection. We did this to pay homage to the camera obscura, the invention that started the era of film and photography. It consisted of a simple box that captured light through an opening. The image was created in reverse and then mirrors were used to re-reverse the image so it was upright. We used those simple elements in order to create these complex and abstract photographs. Going into this project, we weren’t sure what to expect and predicted a minimalist outcome with not much to show, but instead we got these elaborate designs. We used two different lamps in our shoot to give different personalities and life to our photos. For Cerulean, Fracture, and Omission we used a blue lamp held in different positions. Doing this gave the pictures a bright hue of blue. For Core and Imitation, we used a yellow light to give them an antique or warm feel. The combination of light and mirrors adds a sense of intense energy to the infinite landscape that mirrors provide. We put lots of energy into our photographs and we hope you enjoy them.
Photographs by: Anna Zacovic, Ben Taylor, Kimmy Li
Instructor: Julieta Vitullo