Steve Mccurry is a photographer known for his amazing photos that can be seen in National Geographic. He has always been a photographer that I admired because of his amazing photos of bringing the unseen to be seen. His work is centered around human struggles and the happiness in people’s everyday life. He is know to travel all over the world and really get to know the life of the people he is photographing.
One of my favorite sets he has done is called the world rides. It focuss on how around the world everyone rides bikes that’s it something we all have in common. Each one of his pictures in this set tells its own story. I really admire that everything he does tells a touching story without words.
I recently discovered that he has a blog that I now want to follow. I really like his work because it doesn’t hold anything back and tells the real story of real life and doesn’t filter anything.
The two photos I decided to share were because of the emotion it shows and of the story they tell. Each one is raw in its own way and it cuts away at the world problems and shows how bad people really have it in life. Not just the old but even the young too.
When doing my research I used National Geographic, Steve Mccurry’s blog and New York Times.
I noticed in my schedule that most of my days I spend studying or in class. I sometimes question myself wondering if I have myself overwhelmed with how much i have going on.
This is my favorite piece from last year. I did this for a senior last year for his basketball profile picture. It ended up being used in more than just is Profile picture but also in his advertisement before games.
After going back a second time I decided to go and take a deeper look into Austin that most people don’t pay attention to. This time I used the method of Law of Closure from Gestalt. Also I tried to focus a lot of my pictures based on lighting.
My favorite picture was this one because of the way the light came in on this picture really turned out well.
As I walked up and down congress the one thing I noticed was culture. So as i began taking pictures the I caught my self talking pictures of the unique signs and billboards I saw. In a way I didn’t really have a theme but I took pictures of the beauty in Austin.
The pictures that chose to be my favorite were because they were the ones that I felt turned out the best. Although this picture reminded me of my brother and I. We would listen to music together and one song we would always “jam” together was Wish You Were Here by Incubus. to me it was a sign because i had been missing him lately..
In the first article it talks mainly about the similarities in what it takes to be a artist and entrepreneur and what these to can learn from each other and how they always have to think about the future. In the second article I feel like it talks about how artist and entrepreneurs must be passionate about what they do in order to succeed.
Artist can learn from entrepreneurs to become more risk takers and learn to work with others to create something magical. If not they can fall and start going in the wrong direction with their art that they originally wanted to go with it. Sadly this can sometimes result in failure in the eyes of an artist.
I totally agree that artist are entrepreneurs! They can’t think of the now in life because if they do by time the work is done it will be considered the then in life. People wanna see the future in art and in entrepreneurs. Like Professor Kennedy had said earlier in the week that take car manufacturing companies in a way they are artist too because they have to design something for the future that the consumer would want.
Of the 12 characteristics I agree with all of them. As I read them I felt as if Tim Leberecht was describing me as a person. I had never really realized that those were the traits of an artist i just believed that those were my characteristics as a person.
I would also have to add to the list that artist have to be critical thinkers. When I personally am working on my next project I always tend to think deeply about what I am doing almost to the point where my work almost changes it meaning into my emotions at the time instead of what I intend but in the end I end up loving my work ten times more.
Over all I loved the second article more than the first not only because I understood it better but I just felt that I really could relate to it more and something about it made me want to read more.
According to the Quiz I have more Grit than 50% of the population. I believe to increase my I need to be more willing to get out there more and keep myself focused on my goals in life.
Looking at the video and reading the essay got me thinking about what all graphic design really means. As I read more I learned that graphic design isn’t something you just do for creativity but to cultivate. One example that really stood out to me is when they talked about how the palms of our hands is designed as a tool for water. I had never thought of it that way it brought a whole new meaning to graphic design to me. It showed me that everywhere you looked required some type of design element that we as humans had to access that creative side of ourselves to become designers.
Also in the video she talked about her family and the influences that came from her being creative and i never really noticed that I too had those same influences in my life. My grandmother being an art teacher, and my brother being a musician creativity was all around me .