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BC: Gratitude Saul Warren

FC: S | Saul Warren | Photography

1: Darker themes and subject matter should be presented together, so I paired the following pictures based on the theme. The picture to the left is a portrait i took for a black and white with a smudge of color assignment, inspired by promotional artwork for the movie American Psycho. | The picture to the right is one I took for the Halloween assignment, depicting a Sleepy Hollow-esque scene. I shattered the pumpkin, placed the Axe beside it in a suggestive tone, the pieces of pumpkin flecked across the blade like blood.

2: For my phobia themed picture, i took a shot in the style of an informative or motivational poster, placing an explanation underneath the picture. The theme was drowning in shoes, as my subject was Vestiphobia, an irrational fear of clothing or footwear. The picture is of my own hand, surrounded by various shoes i found and put to good use. | "Fear is just another word for ignorance."-Hunter S. Thompson

3: These pictures are related in theme and in subject matter, the photograph below being an assignment for a Blurred motion style shot, one taken while i was riding a long board. | The above picture on depicts a shot in the style of frozen motion, one taken of another long boarder, this time taken from a wide perspective of the model performing a trick, the picture snapped mid action.

4: The below two pictures are ones I took for the Photovoice campaign, to promote health and awareness among schools. Th idea of the picture was to capture something that was health themed, or that promoted awareness for a health issue in your community. | The picture on the left portrays a woman waiting patiently in the waiting room, as she remains patient until she receives care. The right picture is one I took of a volunteer I met outside, she was wheelchair bound and was receiving I.V delivered medicine, I believe if images like that don't spread medical awareness, nothing does.

5: These pictures don't necessarily share a theme, but they do share a style and both have a similar feel. I used the same technique for both pictures, using macro mode on the camera, emphasizing on focus, aperture and attention to detail.

6: On the right hand side, the jar containing the beets applies a sizing technique to create consistency with the two jars, and focuses on lighting as well. The left jar applies the macro technique, a common theme in my photography, and is meant to focus more on color consistency and detail. | Two pictures I took, both based around the same premise and setup, each focusing on food but with different techniques and lighting applied to each, not to mention different vegetables.

7: Macro photography has always been a personal favorite of mine, as i love detail and believe using it provides amazing looking photographs. I think that upon viewing something as close as you can with that much detail it becomes something else entirely, allowing everyday objects to become rich pictures under the right circumstances. | I used macro photography as my theme for many pictures, experimenting in with lighting, details and aperture.

8: The golden hour of the day, as the sun starts to withdraw beneath the horizon and the light begins to fade was made to be photographed. | Both of these pictures were taken to capture the essence of the golden hour, one conveying the warm red sun of the summer months, the other capturing the icy feeling, bright illumination the winter sun provides.

9: Over the holidays, i strayed a little from my theme of macro photography to delve into some landscape, as a huge amount of snow had recently fallen and was coating the trees in a thick layer of ice and snow, weighing them down and creating some interesting scenery.

10: Two pictures that fit in style but not theme, one I attempted to capture the effects the winter months have on nature from a very close and detailed perspective. The other is a close up of a cigarette being smoked, with attention to shadows and lighting.

11: The last picture I will display is one that is heavily stylized, as I did it inspired by comic book artists like Frank Miller, notice the influence is somewhat Sin City esque. The picture is one of my friend Josh, with a film grain filter and two close ups of his eyes and mouth arranged in an interesting fashion.

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