Thursday, October 17, 2013

Action Photojournalism

This photo was taken at a hardcore show in a small venue called The Che Cafe, located in La Jolla, CA. This photo was taken of Jay Sunkes from the band Stigmata. I was able to get right on stage at this venue and shoot inches away from the band. Your eyes are automatically drawn to the fingers playing a cord because it is the only part of the photo that is actually in focus. Other than the grainy quality, this is one of my favorite photos. By looking at the photo, you could think is is a number of different music genres, and i think that the feeling of this photo is up to the viewer and their opinion.  

This is the photo of Bob Riley, the front man of Stigmata. I like the lighting in this picture because the shadows amplify his expressions. I also like how he is almost isolated and everything else in the photo is barely noticeable because of the lighting. His face is one of the first things your eyes are drawn to because of the lighting, composure, and expression. 

This is Brendan Yates, the vocalist of Turnstile as well and the drummer for the hardcore band Trapped Under Ice (TUI). This is one of my favorite photos for a number of reasons. For one, the lighting accents his muscles and his facial expression. Also, you can see the sweat on him, indicating that he is putting his all into this show. And of course, his facial expression gives a lot of emotion to the picture and almost tells a story. Because he is the only thing in the photo you are immediately drawn to him. Personally the first thing i see is the sweat on him. 

This is also one of my all time favorites. This is also a photo taken during the band Turnstile . This photo tells a story as well because of the intensity between the crowd and the band. It is impossible to catch the amount of energy in a photo but i feel that this one does a pretty good job. You can see the intimacy and the passion between the performers and the fans, and i believe that it makes this a good photo. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Photo Story

 On Sunday, October 6th. My mom and I went to visit my disabled aunt, Veronica, in her adult care home, and take her out to Octoberfest.

 Veronica almost never gets to leave her bed because of how severe her disability is. Today she is able to see more than just her room walls

 Veronica's home is just down the street from where Octoberfest is held. Both my mom and I pushed Veronica about a half mile up the hill.

 When we finally arrived, the situation only got more difficult due to the amount of people and obstacles we had to overcome such as screaming children, bumps, and of course the people.

 After an hour, it was time for Veronica to be rehydrated, but unfortunately, it was extremely difficult to find a place to stop and do so.

Finally when we got my aunt back to her room, we sat her in front of the window with a nice breeze and recapped on our days adventure.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

HDR Photos

I took this photo on the way to my moms house in Bonita, CA. Its a little old horse barn on the side of Briarwood Rd. I had to do a little bit of sneaking around because it is on someones property as well as hop a small gate. I pass by this barn very frequently and a long time ago it used to have a little paper that hung off the fence that read "Rest In Peace Chewy" along with a picture of a horse, so i assume it used to be home to an old horse. I honestly love this barn and, personally, I think its beautiful. 

I originally went looking for a run down trailer that this homeless man used to live in on this trail I used to play on when i was little, but when I got there, the trailer was gone. So, I continued down the trail and out of the bushes and found this. These wood pieces looked like they used to be a structure of some kind long time ago. It only took me a few shots to get this photo and it was completely unexpected.