History of photography. Becky Howarth . Walker Evans. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Becky Howarth History of photographyWalker Evans born November,
1903 April 10, 1975. Evans was an American photographer and his
work was best known for the Farm Security Administration
documenting the affects for the Great Depression. Walker Evans
became a photographer in 1930, and in 1933 he took photographs in
Cuba during the clash against Geraldo Machado. Evans influenced
Ernest Hemingway with his work, he was a passionate reader and
writer. He said that his goal as a photographer was to make
pictures that are literate, authorative and transcendent.
These are two very old pictures, one shows that she's used the
shape triangle by doing a family portrait. These boots seem as
though they have been put there for a reason, but why? It makes
people wonder why they are there and whats the reason for it, he
has made them look very unnatural by using an odd number of
This is just a basic picture of a dining table from a distance
and some of it has been cut off. The lighting shows more at the
front of the picture and fades at the back.This picture looks quite
natural because there is not just an even number of things in it
there is a few more objects around the main photo. But the focus is
all on the boy and the dog.
The houses are both identical so this sort of represents
symmetry and it looks quite natural because of the other things
that are going on in front of the houses.
Luigi Bussolati Since 1990, Bussolati has been investigating the
potential for artificial light to re-design and invent the concept
of space and landscape.
In these pictures, he is creating a sense of mess. It catches
the viewers attention, you have to look closer to work out what
objects are in the photo, and to work out which view you are
looking at them from. Its a great idea as straight away your drawn
to the photos and as you get more and more in depth of
understanding, then you begin not only to realise what the photo is
about but that the photo is actually very nice and creative.
These photos are very symmetrical. Bussolati has done this very
well. When looking at these photos, you are drawn to the middle. On
all of the photos, there is a nice centre piece, and as your eyes
start to move across you notice some of the other lovely things
that he has added. Its simple, and gives the viewer a feeling of
When photographing people, Luigi uses the rule of even and odd.
In this photo, he places the girl at the front, a boy further
behind to the side and another boy even further behind to the other
side.Its nice how the focus slowly decreases and the people get
further back giving the impression of mystery and a feeling that
the picture is more natural. In this photo, he again has three
people. At first glance, you can only notice the two girls, but as
you look further into the pictures meaning, you can notice a man
knelt down behind the girl, making the photo look more natural.
This photo of the landscape gives the viewer a sense of calm and
relaxation and Is very nice on the eye.