Monday, November 19, 2007

four new portraits from last week.




6 comments:

My Idea of Fun said...

i don't know one of those skinny fucks.

My Idea of Fun said...

i want to see you take pictures of less attractive people.

My Idea of Fun said...

i think there is a difference between a beautiful person and a beatiful photograph.

with that said, i'm sorry if you feel that the way these people look make it less relatable. that is certainly not my aim. remember that this is just one person's way of seeing things. i think everyone around me is attractive in some sort of way. so to actively try to take pictures of "ugly" people would be kind of weird to me.

i hope that makes sense. i appreciate the criticism.

v.

My Idea of Fun said...

i definitely know what you mean. this is emmy. i think it's beautiful the way you photograph people. the lighting always blows my mind and the settings are perfect. and i agree with you about everyone being attractive...for me it's not only in "some way" i pretty much never think anyone is ugly in any way. umm, but i guess what i was getting at is a lot of these people seem to have something in common...a disaffectedness almost...and it makes me feel weird. haha. seriously. i love your pictures, brandon. that being said, what is your aim? most of the time i don't know what my aim is which is why i can never get anything creative done...but if you have one, tell me about it, bro. let's hear some back stories.

My Idea of Fun said...

would you feel more comfortable if you knew all of these people? that's just an honest question. i think if i was living in johnstown and these were all pictures of people that more folks on here knew, it would take on a whole different feeling. i hope that makes sense. i hope anything makes sense.

as far as my aim, the portraits that i have been taking all sort of have a common, simple theme. these people are all my peers, and i guess i want to show everyone these quiet moments that i think we (our generation) all universally share with our friends and acquaintances, outside of work and school and the internet and pressure and stress and all the other bullshit we deal with every day. my portraits aren't really about the people in them, but the way that i see things, and hopefully some sort of universal feeling of empowerment that we get when we're in our own surroundings and being nothing more than ourselves.

i hope that answers your question, emmy. i really appreciate the compliments and criticism.

v.

My Idea of Fun said...

i don't understand how anyone could say what they said about these pictures. there's a reason why the pictures are beautiful, and it doesn't necessarily have to do with the attractiveness of the subject.

it just doesn't make sense to me.

the pictures are lovely, brandon.