ok, i am in love with this set of pictures.
Marten from boys go WRROAR took these lovely pictures. I don't even really know why I am SOOO fascinated with this set of pictures. They're super simple. Yet, that's kind of what's fascinating about it. Just focusing on a given subject and making so much out of it. When I take pictures, usually I'm afraid that they won't turn out well anyways, so I don't spend too much time on them. I rush through it. But if I could probably take a few more seconds, they would probably turn out better. So, I'm slowly braving enough courage to take some pictures.
Here are some that I took this past weekend at the museum of a girl I love:
I've been realizing how powerful focus is in photography. Most of the photos I adore strongly focus on the subject and leave the rest of the background fuzzy. Such a simple concept, and it works beautifully. My camera's lens isn't that strong and it takes me a while to focus correctly, but I want to get better. I went to an art exhibit and it focused on the polaroids of Andy Warhol and Gus Van Sant and they're so simple. They highlight the normalcies, unglamorous moments of life, and by doing so, they become glamorous. I can't get enough of it.
Also, it's funny to see such art highlighted. Because it looks like everything else on the internet. But more correctly, everything on the internet looks like Warhol and Van Sant's work. Fascinating. I can see their influence everywhere... American Apparel. Yes. The style seems so normal and typical of now, but they were the first...especially Warhol.
I loved the collection of Van Sant's polaroids the most. I could only find this one of Drew Barrymore, but there are so many others...Uma Thurman, Josh Hartnett, Keanu Reeves, and many more little treasures. <3>