Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Need Senior Topic Ideas Please

So, for my senior visual communications project I am doing a series of graphic design pieces that I am calling "Objectify." I am doing three pieces that focus on a certain part of a person and sell it as if it is a product. I am not trying to make a statement or anything, I just think that it will be a more original idea and a better addition to my portfolio than just creating an ad campaign, since I already have enough of them created.

Ok, that was a mouthful. Anyway, I have narrowed the subjects and body parts I am using down to three.

Sarah Rosengrant - Teeth
Shannon Krapf - Hands
Justin Patrick - Brain

I had decided to use the words: Teeth, Grasp, and Cognition. However, after brainstorming with my Senior Project class, I think I need to change the words to either be all words that start with the letter "T", or make all of them be something physical (such as teeth). Grasp and Cognition are more things that the parts due, as apposed to a "product" themselves.

I have struggled with many ideas, and looked at a thesaurus to quite an extent, and I feel like my brain might be burnt out on it, so I would really like some outside input on the matter. If you could think of some alternative words to use for Hands and/or Brain that either start with "T" or are a physical representation of them besides the actual words "brain" or "hands," that would be amazing. Thank you everyone!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Army Men vs. Horned Melon

These are some studio pictures that I took with an overhead soft box and a hard light covered with a red gel. I was going for a full battle look, like the melon is attacking these small, green men for some unknown reason. I kind of like the third one. It gives a personal feeling. You kind of wonder, "Who is this army man? Why is he fighting that fruit? Why does a fruit like that exist, and why the hell do people eat it?"

Panda picture

So, this is a still-life i took of a panda piggy bank and a money tree. I guess that's pretty much it. I wanted it to look like the panda was staring awkwardly at you, because I thought it would look amusing.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Attempt at HDR photos (kinda)

So this was kind of my first try at traditional HDR with just the different shutter speed methods. I ended up editing them more in Photoshop because I wanted the greens to pop a lot. Anyways, I'm not overly thrilled with them, but it's a start.

PS: I can't figure out how the hell to put pictures neatly in a post.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


So I took some studio pictures of Crows candies. They are disgusting, but I thought the pictures came out well. Here's one of them....This is kind of a random post.

Monday, September 14, 2009

"Caz Cares"

I go to school and live at Cazenovia College for those of you who don't know. So after about two weeks of being told that maintenance would be cutting a hole in my wall to work on the building air conditioner, I was assured the hole would be no bigger than 3 feet and that the work would be done cleanly and it would barely affect my living convenience. Well, I come back to my room to find a hole in my wall bigger than my doorway, dry wall dust and insulation debris all over everything in my room: my sheets, my computer, my 360, my Wii, my television, my clothes, everything. And a nice, dirty footprint on my $80 shag rug.

Sunday, September 13, 2009