S: Hannah Renta Photography
FC: Hannah Renta Photography
1: Hannah Renta Photography | www.hannahrenta.com
3: I followed one of my acquittance's in the ammature boxing league.In following him through his fights. I was able to witness the way the crowd interacted with the fight and boxers. I was also able to see what kinds of people come out to these events. Through these photographs you can see the interactions between the two opposing boxers, and the coaches to their boxers. You can see the relationships that form between these people in the photographs.
4: Traders Village
7: At flea markets I look to find unexpected and inexpensive treasures. Sometimes the treasures are not tangible things but they are visual. Walking through the flea market patterns and color are everywhere. Not just the items displayed, but the odd piece missing, or the spaces between items can set up an interesting disruption in the visual expectation. My intention is to explore the space in the ways the vendors displayed their items. I am drawn toward the simple beauty of everyday objects. There are patterns in everyday things, which not a lot of people realize how much pattern there is in the world. Through my photographic composition I strive to bring attention to the abstract beauty in what would otherwise be seen as a familiar subject.
9: I am fascinated by the idea of spaces without people, so I took pictures of places that would normally be crowded and bustling during the day capturing landscapes that were taken after hours when everything is quiet and desolate. In chose urban spaces that showed evidence of man. I used color and the way the scenes are lit to create an eerie feel, trying to make the uncomfortable and create drama in these images. I took photos of ordinary everyday spaces. I chose night time because I have a hard time taking them due to the absence of light.
10: Isla de Encanta
12: I like capturing moments frozen in time, and also different kinds of cultures which i am exposed to. So when I go places with different cultures I like to document the people and things that make the culture what it is.
15: Ideas of Separation This series of photographs looks at issues of separation and divorce. The catalyst for this project was the separation of my parents that occurred during my sophomore year of college. I find the personal narrative very interesting. In the case of these photos, the narrative is autobiographical. Showing what happened during that time my family was as one through a narrative of emotions portrayed in these photographs. I used objects from the time my parents were together to depict nostalgia. I made these photographs in my childhood house and in my mother's current house after the separation of my parents. I used the house I grew up in, to again show the past and the idea of distant childhood memories, and used the house my mother currently lives in to show a comparison of the two sides and show their new life without each other.
17: I always find myself drawn to take images that say something about a person's culture. These photographs document stereotypical ideas of Hispanic culture, which being part Hispanic myself makes me feel more connected to them. The culture is so rich in color, patterns, and textures I wanted people to look past the stereotypes and see the complexities represented by these interesting images. I used bright colors to emphasize the culture through the colors. I went to many different shops in the DFW area which were overrun with Hispanic people. A lot of the pictures are close up because I wanted the viewer to feel as if they are part of the cultural experience, being of the people by making the photographs more intimate. And by also taking photos of interactions with the Hispanic people making it seem like you are more immersed in the culture. These pictures, I hope, also depict, or portray the proud feelings these subjects have for their culture. As I shot these images I noticed how these individual's culture was influenced and intertwined with American influences. | Viva Los Tejanos
18: Studio Work
19: I played in the studio a bit with a strobe and enhancing the subjects. I enhanced the subjects but cropping them in camera to interesting angles and zooming in more than you would for a regular portrait. In this series I played with the angles of the face and posing of the subjects.I found this a really interesting way of looking at the subjects.
20: Professional Work | I have had many opportunities for professional experience in the photography field, shooting this wedding was one of the more exciting jobs I was able to do with my internship.