Sunday, April 2, 2017

tyanna reflection

Tyanna’s prints (story) caught my attention primarily because of her faceless depictions – it was interesting how she expressed her vision/personality traits of certain people in her life by removing what gives a lot of works of art attention, the facial expression. It makes you think about the works you see where the expression is key, or at least they help to complete the piece, and impress something on you. Tyanna’s work got me thinking about what kinds of reactions people would have if we just took the facial expressions out of all works of art-I don’t know, it’s pretty mind-blowing to think about…especially the renaissance works because there’s some really bizarre stuff during that time period

and sometimes the facial expression is the centerpiece

i don't know what would happen to portraits and self-portraits

has anyone ever wondered what someone meant by 'oh, that looks so artsy' -

idk whose these are but theyre labeled for noncommercial use

i guess i'm thinking about how that phrase is applied to photography, particularly photography portraits
it's this type of aesthetic where people aren't wearing these generic smiling faces, and in a way you can kind of see it as model-esque because it has alot to do with the look in the eyes
but are you getting what i mean
like it's not generic smiley and not model-like
and yeah there's a ton of facial expressions in between those two, there doesn't need to be two endpoints,
but i think people kind of expect that from looking at photos -
it's either the stunning glittering eyes plush lips blinding teeth, with either this pure bliss or smoldering thing
or it's just normal people and all their flaws smiling, like in a candid of two young boys laughing while playing soccer in the summertime sun

so i guess 'oh, that looks artsy' in terms of photography is referring to that mass spectrum in between the model and the candid

i guess you could argue it's a little smoldering, a little candid, but i feel like a lot of it is this consciousness of being looked shows in their eyes, their not completely smiling or frowning mouth, the concerned or wistful eyebrow angle

I particularly liked the one she talked about where she didn’t know her grandparents but then she learned about them through distant relatives and she made a print combining the original photo of them but projecting her own image onto them as well – maybe because I haven’t seen a ton of print stuff in general before, is what makes me think that’s really clever 

but then idk i remembered some cool illustrator and double exposure stuff
I found this on flickr titled 'Wired Steve Jobs'. i don't know what the one below is called but i dont think the title is as necessary as the top one.

Tyanna was still pretty cool

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