I just decided to use all those filters that photo school told me not to use…so there.
Model: Elexia Lowe
Accessories: Diamonds Are Evil
Fun #photoshoot today (at photogroup)
Inspired by the work of Ed Ruscha, these photographic composites explore the often unintentional exclamations we express when we’ve made a huge mistake. Taking a humorous look at these small disasters that we face in everyday life, “UhOh” and “Oh Shit.” reminds us that the world will not end because you dropped the expensive vase or spilled your wine everywhere, and that’s why it’s best to take a deep breath and face the music…maybe even laugh at yourself a little.
Tomorrow I show some portraits at Vuka!
So at work we do a lot of quantity scanning. As in people turn in boxes of photos and we scan their family pictures for them. Occasionally the scanner will make a really funky sound usually indicating that the scan went wrong. The resulting image is what you see above. A strange array of colors that, for the most part, don’t even fit the color palette of the original photo. It’s usually annoying, but I’ve taken to saving the glitches because a) I just really wanted to make a gif and b) I find them oddly beautiful. These lines of information that display an era in some cases (those warm tones come from photos that are from the 1970s or older), and are completely random in others. Also, it is the perfect analogy for the task in general. Here we are, scanning tons of photos from tons of families. We don’t know who they are or what they are like in person, they are just random people, and yet we take their physical photos and throw them into the digital abyss, picture after picture, pixel after pixel.