Friday, October 12, 2012

Photo Essay: Jazz Infused Street Lamps

Theme: Light
Sub Theme: Street Lamps

Understanding how I took, manipulated and produced my images, it is easy to see how “digital photography has in many ways raised our standards for the quality of the image … we erase our mistakes and work to find the best shot before saving it” (Murray 2008, p145) so our end product exceeds our ability to create the perfect photo.
Jazz Infused Street Lamps is my photo essay highlighting the everyday presence of light with reference in particular to street lamps. Many of the photos taken were located throughout Europe and Sydney, so the positioning, effects (Sepia, Black and White and the Antique) and transitions used, aimed to highlight both the Street Lamps (main focus) and the background in which the image was captured. The use of Jazz/Blues as the soundtrack proved more versatile as it wasn’t limited to particular pictures and atmospheric creation. This inturn creates ambience and evokes a sense of feeling for the individual, highlighting the power and history of certain images in contrast to the others, depicting the everyday aesthetic of Light in a new light.

Murray, S 2008, ‘Digital Images, Photo-Sharing, and Our Shifting Notion of Everyday Aesthetics’, Journal of Visual Culture, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 147-163.

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