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JohnKokWithAdSLR
05-02-2011, 10:34 AM
This is Ashley, shes a pretty sporty gal =)

#1http://famecherry.com/wp-content/graphics/2011/04/girlgigling.jpg

#2http://famecherry.com/wp-content/graphics/2011/04/ashleysweetness.jpg

#3http://famecherry.com/wp-content/graphics/2011/04/thepondereroftomorrow.jpg #4http://famecherry.com/wp-content/graphics/2011/04/themaidenbytheshore.jpg

#5http://famecherry.com/wp-content/graphics/2011/04/snowglow.jpg


Constructive C & C welcome

Sorry about the small pictures, got bigger ones here (http://famecherry.com/models/cheri/april-2011/ashley/)


Artistically Scientific Side of Things

Please allow me the opportunity to share about my actual experimental work.

As an artist, my work is about expressing a personís character using impressions generated from photos and words and piecing them together to form a bigger picture.

Rather than on a per-picture basis, kindly consider my work through an overall point of view.

Full articles of my experimental series can be found here (http://famecherry.com/models/cheri/april-2011/ashley)

I would really appreciate if you may take some of your time and give me feedback about them as it would aid me greatly in furthering my research

Thank you very much =)

JohnKokWithAdSLR
05-02-2011, 10:41 AM
Experimental Concept

My artwork is about combining all of the impressions from of all of the photos of the model. In this set I have more than 30 photos, all displayed in a specific format arranged to simulate the layout of a Triptych (Triptych - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triptych)) but modified to for website publish

Other words you must consider all 50 of these photos plus the words in my article about the model for it to work. Its sort of like a macro scale kind of thing.

My experiment is about being able to accurately express a person using this means.



Approach

I capture my subjects exactly as they are despite what she says about herself and what she does in the pictures

I minimize my influence and bias in the subject by providing minimal direction and art guidance, hence minimizing influence contamination.

Everything in the photos, everything in each word and sentence belongs to the subject and none of mine.

All of this raw data is completely up to the audience to process and interpret to their heart’s content =D

Telling me your interpretation will definitely help me a lot ! So please do =)

As for the background and place i choose, this sort of captures an element of fate to my work. Its like it is fate that we have to shoot at this place at this particular moment ( i hope i am making sense )

Mad Aussie
05-02-2011, 10:23 PM
Very pretty, nice expressions. I like the subtle light.

Bambi
05-03-2011, 07:23 AM
Very pretty, nice expressions. I like the subtle light.

I agree. these are well done

Marko
05-03-2011, 11:55 AM
I'm just gonna be honest here.
I think some of the shots on your website of this model and other models are far superior to what you posted here.

Most of the shots here have almost no interaction with the viewer - just a pretty model staring into space. Don't get me wrong, colour, exposure are good in most of these and the comp is good in all of these...but no punch - that's what we are missing here imo. Compare with this shot of same model http://famecherry.com/wp-content/graphics/2011/04/ashleythescientist.jpg
much much stronger imo.

Mad Aussie
05-03-2011, 05:12 PM
I think it depends a lot on what emotion and feel the photographer was looking for. Sometimes it's about capturing something that does not involve the viewer or photographer. If you wanted to capture a personal, private moment of thought for instance, it wouldn't work well if the subject was interacting with the viewer.

JohnKokWithAdSLR
05-09-2011, 02:09 PM
Very pretty, nice expressions. I like the subtle light.

thank =)


I agree. these are well done

thank you =)


I'm just gonna be honest here.
I think some of the shots on your website of this model and other models are far superior to what you posted here.

Most of the shots here have almost no interaction with the viewer - just a pretty model staring into space. Don't get me wrong, colour, exposure are good in most of these and the comp is good in all of these...but no punch - that's what we are missing here imo. Compare with this shot of same model http://famecherry.com/wp-content/graphics/2011/04/ashleythescientist.jpg
much much stronger imo.

hahaha thats a nice one i agree, on one hand personally I dont like that photo as much because I feel that taking Ashley head on makes her cheeks look bigger

Sharpness, clarity and color is really good on that one though =) love the details

And yes, eye contact certainly gives the punch hehe


I think it depends a lot on what emotion and feel the photographer was looking for. Sometimes it's about capturing something that does not involve the viewer or photographer. If you wanted to capture a personal, private moment of thought for instance, it wouldn't work well if the subject was interacting with the viewer.

well, one thing I learnt while watching Prison Break is that the characters generally never makes any eye contact with the camera unless making a dramatic statement XD

Hillbillygirl
05-14-2011, 07:08 AM
Very nicely done John. Love the candid type expression captures you have done here.

JohnKokWithAdSLR
05-21-2011, 01:04 AM
Very nicely done John. Love the candid type expression captures you have done here.

thank you =)