Sunday, 29 May 2011
László Moholy-Nagy was a Hungarian painter and photographer in the first half of the twentieth century. He is described in "Digital Photography Masterclass" as being "an innovative poymath... [who is] a lasting influence - one that's far out of proportion in relation to his comparatively small output."
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
I used Ansel Adams' famous black and white photography to help me to edit my photos. I thought that with my concept and the fact that it is based on Christchurch, black and white would make my photographs look more eerie and haunted, giving the feeling that although Christchurch is a modern city which, 2 months ago, was as busy and bustling as Wellington, it is now like a ghost town.
Two photographers that caught my eye while researching this project are Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre. I looked at their "The Ruins of Detroit" exhibitions, especially the photos shown here. Although I didn't research photographers until after my photos were taken, I still felt it was useful to do so as it would help me in the editing process.