Monday, September 4, 2017
Photo 5: Logs
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In an art class I took in 7th grade, there was this unit we had on perspective. One of the photos the teacher displayed was this really zoomed-in shot of different-colored hexagons that had circles in the middle colored the same as the outer layer of each object. Before I had figured out what I was looking at the teacher told us. They were colored pencils.
I guess if I had to answer the inspiration question, it'd be rooted in that day's lesson. It probably isn't as hard to figure out you're staring at logs, however I don't want to take away anything from the image itself. It's a unique perspective. It's got texture. And even though the colors all seem to follow the same tone, no log is shaded the same color.
I'd also like to point out you have no idea how far down, up, left or right this pile of logs go. This could be a pile 12 feet tall and 24 feet wide. It could stretch no further than the border of this image. That's the power of context. The framing of the shot helps define the meaning one can take away from the image. I'm sure there's a message in the somewhere.
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Just being clear, The words make the money, the photos are just an ego boost.