Wednesday, December 9, 2009
although i wasn't able to go with the whole class, i really enjoyed the In the Darkroom: Photographic Processes Before the Digital Age exhibit. my favorite part was being able to see the progression of technical developments not in written form, but all illustrated by actual images shot by great photographers. it was awesome being able to see images that we've discussed in class, up close and personal. the Ansel Adams photos were absolutely breathtaking in person because of the extreme amount of detail in it. it really made me appreciate his, and the other photographer's work even more because of their lack of use of anything digital.
The Holi Festival (Festival of Colors) in India is something I've always wanted to experience. The festival of Holi is a religious festival. People gather and sing bhajans of Radha and Lord Krishna and it marks the beginning of the Spring. I chose a couple of photos shot by Poras Chaudhary that were really striking because of the action and color.
see more of her work: http://www.photoshelter.com/c/poraschaudhary