Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Printing Paper 5

I started a project in winter for a photo class, but so many things happened to me in the last three months that I was never actually able to finish what I wanted to do. I was supposed to have 20 prints finished (not 9, like I do) and the theme was to be cohesive. Well, as projects do tend to turn on me by their own will, my project became more about rocks and California geology rather than California parks.

I'm not a great landscape photographer because I always get so hung up and fascinated by details, which is why I think this project turned the way it did. So I guess I can say my subconscious turned on me rather than an inanimate object, but I enjoy the idea of a project taking on a life of it's own.

Big Sur Rock 02

This is a scan of I print I made, which is why there are strange streak marks on the image. This particular rock is from off the coast of California near Big Sur. I love the diagonal separation and texture of this particular wall of rock. I'm going to talk to my geology friend and ask him about why it looks this way. I want to say something about plates shifting and earthquakes, but I haven't studied much geology.

I have a degree in literature, but If I could just keep getting degrees for the rest of my life, these would be my top 5:
  1. Photography
  2. Geology
  3. Oceanography
  4. History
  5. Micology
Do you have a top 5? They don't have to be degrees, but intense learning interests.


2 comments:

cb said...

i love that you shot more detailed landscapes. you could try putting them together with another shot and see what the two images do together. might be another fun project.
xo,
cb

mallorygallery.com said...

I am so jealous of anyone still in school. I miss it so much. Teaching high schoolers is fun, but not in the same way feeding your own curiosities about life is.

1. Dinosaurs
2. Photography
3. Ukulele
4. Tattoos
5. Developing a green thumb

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