“I spend much of my free time taking photos and learning about photography. I shoot both film and digital and many of my best shots are of my best friend who so graciously let me put orange slices on her for this piece.
My style is normally very candid as I prefer street photography, but this shot was a good exercise in posing for me. This photograph was actually taken as a homework assignment focusing on intentional use of color. I have always loved the blue and orange complementary color scheme and my friend has such great vividly orange hair that it seemed perfect.””
“I’m immediately drawn into this piece by noticing these highly saturated, complementary colors popping out at me, a very strong artistic direction in the subject’s makeup, while also really getting drawn in because of how tight the frame is around the subject. Your use of diagonals is also really activating the space and helping us move our eye around the photograph.
One area I’d like to see push more is perhaps the content behind the piece. I do like how you mentioned in your statement your deliberate use of this specific person because of her vibrant hair.
However, I’m wondering kind of what statement you’re making as an artist through this piece. What narrative purpose does the the orange fruit serve and how does that narrative change if the orange was still intact? Why are all the pieces of this orange in a single file line all facing the same way? Who is the person in the image and why do we care about her?
You’ve done a really great job visually drawing us in, and I think maybe with a clearer narrative you can arrive at this incredibly beautiful and harmonious piece.”
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