Tuesday, May 23, 2017


The blackness hides behind the true figure which gives it its shape. The beating hot sun shines on the object which gives it its outstanding glow. The same black that follows you when your walking down the street. This is a shadow, a dreaded black outline that hides behind objects when the sun comes out. The black outline shines in the water showing who is beyond the water. Two shapes collide together to make a beautiful picture.

“Who Am I” video presentation"

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

“Planning: Who Am I”

My interest involve being outdoors. I love exploring and seeing the word and what it has to offer. I love trying new things and seeing different things that I can do. Another one of my interest is snowboarding. Snowboarding is a passion to me. I am lucky enough to explore new mountains around the world and snowboard down them. I love snowboarding because of the people I meet and the culture of snowboarding is the culture I like to live in. My last thing that interest me is football. Football is a big part of my life that I love looking forward to every year.

I would like people to know that I love sports, I like to travel and explore, and that I like my friends and family. My theme could be mostly about how my friends and family impact my life and how they make me who I am today.

Monday, May 8, 2017

"Cindy Sherman & Brandon Stanton”

Cindy Sherman, ‘Untitled #555’, 2010/2012, Choice Works: Live Benefit Auction 2017

Chromogenic color print
Cindy Sherman is one of the most respected photographers of the late twentieth century. Most of here photos are actually picture of herself. She revels her identity by getting in front of the camera and dressing up in different ways to create a theme and message for the photo. Her photos are very unique because in some she has bigger lips and in other photographs there is a group of clowns. Her artwork is very strange and has a different touch of her in each photograph.
Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton
by Brandon Stanton
Brandon Stanton is a young man who went to New York to pursuer his dream of being a photographer. He takes pictures of people and then tells a story behind that person. It is a very interesting way of photography. He is unique because he takes pictures of different people not himself. And then he writes a story about who they are. Ive never seen this before, and it is very cool to see something like this.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

“Selfies, to be or not to be”

I think the purpose of a selfie is to take a fun picture of yourself and to see how you look. Anyone can take a selfie, even my mom knows how to take a selfie. It is one of the easiest task to do on a smartphone. Kids take selfies to look at them selfs and see how they look. I never take selfies but my sister does and she says that it is just a fun pointless picture. Taking a selfie is a fun little picture by yourself or with a friend. It is a picture of your face and a bit of background included, but it mainly focuses on the persons face. In the end I think the purpose of a selfie is to take a picture of yourself or with someone to have fun with it or to capture a cool moment.

I don't think the selfie is a form of "art". I think this because a selfie is a really easy task to do. It is a pointless picture that has no meaning to it. Its a picture of just your face, and I don't think that can be "art". I think art is a meaningful thing that you put time into making it. You don't put anytime in taking a selfie and selfies are pointless and not meaningful at all. From seeing the selfie evolve and seeing the selfie today I really don't think it is are at all. Growing up around the selfie has made me think the selfie is a bad thing. I think this because parents are using the selfie and they killed the selfie. This is why I think the selfie is not "art".


  • To explore Halloween and its connections to “paranormal” and “levitation”;
  • To learn how Levitation is being used in the world of photography;
  • To make connections from levitation to real-world uses;
  • To create levitation photographs inspired by other amateur and professional photographers.

Looking at the visual levitation photograph examples impacted my work by showing me the best poses that look the most realistic and how a shadow should be in a photo. The resources helped me create my levitation photograph by giving me ideas for my backgrounds. It also helped me make my poses to make it look like that the people actually look like their levitating. The website that helped me the most was the art of levitation website. This website helped me the most because it gave me the most ideas that helped my levitation photos look better and realistic. This website also taught me how to make a levitation photograph great.

My successes throughout this project was making my shadows. My shadows were very successful because the shadows looked very realistic and it helped my people look like they were actually levitating. Another success I had was picking my backgrounds for my levitation photographs. I would try out multiple backgrounds and I would see which one I liked best. My background choice was successful because it made my levitation photographs look really realistic.

Some challenges throughout this project was making the actual shadow. I didn't know how to make a shadow in photoshop so I asked some of my peers if they knew how and they didn't know how either. So what I did is I went to the levitation page and just taught myself how to make a shadow in photoshop by watching a youtube video on how to make a shadow in photoshop. Another challenge I had was picking the right background. I would look through thousands of background and it was difficult picking a background that fit my levitation person. I would just pick my favorite background ideas and test them out one by one and then I would just chose what background I wanted to use.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

“Jacks Hobbies/Interests”

Glancing up at the stepping stones leading to the top of the mountain telling myself their is no way I can do this.  My heart pounded a million beats per second. My foot lifted itself up onto the first step of 2,744 steps. Climbing and heaving my body forward knowing that the pain will stop soon. The hot blaring sun sat on my dry skin for hours making my body sweat pounds of sweat. After an hour the steps stopped. The steps disappeared and then I knew I just completed the incline that many can not do.