Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Brains Aflame Part 4: Over/Under

Brains Aflame
A student experiential response to James Welling’s “Mind on Fire” exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery.  The Contemporary Art Gallery posted their own blog exhibition of the student's work here.

This fourth grouping of photographs explores the effects of intentionally overexposing or underexposing a photograph for compositional or dramatic effect.  It takes advantage of the mechanics of the camera to artificially manipulate lighting for dramatic purposes (the foreboding mystery of a low-light "night" shot or the bright, hopeful emotions brought forth by the "heavenly" light in an over-exposed shot).  We also challenge the question of what makes a "good" photograph by neglecting traditionally held beliefs about proper technique.

 Kevin McAllum

 Kevin Mcallum

 Kevin McAllum

Nancy Tseng

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