Old Glory Rough Cut
Ask America! Should there be a requirement for a government issued photo ID to vote? Known as Voter Protection Act in 31 states, supports say it prevents fraud. Opponents argue it discriminates. What does America think? While on the subject of votes, what influences your vote the most?
e48-spring2012:Yum! Great photos.
Also known as Valentine’s Day Hangover - this is a collection of photos from an afternoon spent at LA Burdick Chocolates in Harvard Square. Since chocolate is considered a love drug, I wanted to supplement the pictures with upbeat music that most people are familiar with.
Week 3 Interview 1 My Name Is Old Glory - a celebration of the American flag
by Martha LaGuardia-Kotite
This is a work in progress to include reflections from men, women and children about what the flag means to them and how it has touched them with its strength and beauty.
I began this assignment wanting to show the relationship to our lives of a seemingly subtle and very quiet natural object found around the world - one which naturally contrasts itself from season to season and is never the same in any two places - the tree. “Till” transformed to include the creation of a lighthearted spectacle or narrative voice (Tom Jones) representing the tree belting out nature’s reason to live - us. Do we notice? Do we return the adoration? Note the frame of a single Callery-pear tree burned to a stump after the 9-11 attack flourishing in its present spot at the memorial in NYC. “Where there’s life, there’s hope,” wrote Maira Kalman (The New Yorker) of the tree’s new haven. In another image, a glorious Blue Heron lands next to an iron duck. Was nature tricked or were we? My photos were taken from Martha’s Vineyard to Paris, New York, Washington, D.C. to NW Florida. by Martha LaGuardia Kotite
e48-spring2012: Ha! Love it. Humor always makes a point if its good and this is.
Here is my first example which I found to be illustrative of techniques that were discussed in class.
Both images are advertisements for hair products.
The first image is very usual for this type of ads. The story is literal: “If you use our product, your hair will look just like on the model: beautiful, silky and shiny”. The second photograph takes a less common approach which in my opinion makes the result more interesting. The same message is told in rhetorical way using a photo-manipulated image of a lion.