Monday, July 28, 2008

Mom, please don't kill me because of this update.

Alright, so I went on a run today. I'm very out of shape. When I got back I walked a bit, stretched a bit, and sat on the couch for a bit. When I got up from the couch, my calves were SO TIGHT...owww. So I asked Mike if he would like to go on a walk so I could loosen my legs up. I took my camera and we walked to campus (across the street). Mike suggested we see if any buildings were open. None of them are supposed to be...theyre all key-card after hours. But sure enough, Smith Lab was open.
(Don't worry Mom, I had my mace and we were being safe.)

We started out in a couple of the lecture halls (in case you can't tell, this building is really, really old).

We then went upstairs. The picture below scares me, and I took the darn thing. Enlarge it if you get the chance, Mike is touching the glass. It creeps me out.

We then moved on to some rooms that are being...I don't know, renovated or something? They were mostly cleaned out but random crap was everywhere. Btw, who the heck leaves OPEN beakers of RANDOM chemicals on the counter in a room that's being renovated??

This was a creepy hallway thing that apparently goess between the rooms, probably used for wiring and heating and such. The doors were half the size of normal doors, and I refused to go in there but mike went to the room across this little hall thing, into a room loaded with chemicals, as can be seen here.

Like I said, mostly empty.

And I'll let you think about this last one.

Hope you enjoyed.

Friday, July 25, 2008


Apparently there's a park behind my apartment. All I knew about was the baseball field part, but apparently there's much more to it than that. Mike and I went out there as the sun was setting and got back when it was very dark, and I was creeped out a bit so I didnt want to stand around for very long getting pictures, so nothing really turned out. BUT I have a question.

How come if the little kids at the rec center want to paint their trash can, they can, but if I paint my trash can the City of Columbus has the right to "remove it from [my] property"?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Earlier today I was reminded of these pictures I took at a stop we made on the way back to Ohio. I don't really remember where this was, all of the states run together after a while...Colorado maybe? Anyway, I know these are overexposed, this is before I could handle my camera.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Project 3

Okay, here are the pictures from project 3, the portrait project. I had a tough time with this because the word "portrait" wasn't defined for us. Apparently, what a portrait actually is is currently being debated in the art world. Therefore, we were allowed to define portraiture ourselves. I struggled with this because traditionally it has been defined as a waistline or higher shot that defines a person. The idea was to capture more than just what the sitter looks like. Some artists believe that they can encompass a person's entire personality and being into one shot, or even a series of shots. I think that's a bunch of crap. No way can you define a person in one photo...I mean, half the time, the sitter doesn't even know everything about themselves, so how is the photographer supposed to? Anyway, I figured that for portraits we should photograph something tangible, something that the sitter gives us. So I focused on emotion. Expressions of emotion are something that the sitter can give us that we don't have to pry out of them, or fake for the sake of the photograph. Therefore, my portrait project took on a sort of documentary feel, but that's okay. Half of the time I feel like documentary is the only way to get anything that's real. The rest of the time though I realize how wrong that is.
Well that was a bit of a tangent, wasn't it. Anyway, as I said, here are the photos from this project. Feel free to practically rip them apart, because that's what my class did haha. I don't mind....anything to help my photos get better. All of these people were free to look at the camera if they wished and were aware that I was photographing them.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Project 2

Alright, again, sorry it has taken so long to get project 2 up. Blogger will only let me upload one picture at a time (what the heck??) so it takes forever.
Anyway, this was supposed to be a documentary project. I didn't really have anything to document, so I documented a surprise birthday/pool party. I chose only pictures from the pool because they are all blue, and I wanted the photos to look like a set (considering they are supposed to be).
I wish I could show you how they were arranged for display. Sorry that I can't =/

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Project 1

Okay, blogger has been being super weird and that's why it has taken me so long to get this up. Our first project for photography class required us to take 15 frames, and each frame had to be taken 3 times with different settings. I know you dont want to see tons of pictures 3 times, so I'll upload a couple of the pics I took for this project.