Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Concentration 5

This is my dad and his shoulder scar. He needed surgery because he was checked into the wall during a hockey game and got a 3rd degree shoulder separation. I really like this piece because its pretty raw. You can see all the age spots and hair on my dad, his chain that his father gave him, he never takes it off, and i think it really adds to the story. Some things i struggled with this project was getting the lighting just right because i wanted there to be a shadow on his shoulder but not too much that you couldnt see the scar. I think the lighting ended up really nicely especially where his stitches and such were its got a nice shadow to light variable. I was kind of nervous about the composition of the photo because the way the scar goes it drags your eye off the picture but then the shadow underneath of it help to bring your eye back up onto the collar  bone and then you get curious and go and look over tward the rest of the photo. My source of inspiration was obviously my concentration theme of things that make the human body unique. The thing i really love about each photograph is even though theres an obvious unique quality such as the scars and missing toes, there are so many other unique things about the photograph, wrinkles, freckles, calluses, body hair, all kinds of wonderfully beautiful things.

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