Saturday, January 30, 2010
"Develop on Fridays" photography course, even though I haven't officially signed up for the forum or class. I'm also starting at assignment #2, but I might go back and do #1 later. Assignment #2 "influences" was to find an artist who calls to you, figure out why he or she speaks to you and then take a photograph that incorporates those ideals. I chose Frida Kahlo who has long been one of my favorites. Her paintings (often self-portraits) were intimate looks at her struggles in life. She made the personal political and vice-versa. She used bold colors and Mexican motifs. My photograph is also about how the personal can become political and takes a stand on the same-sex marriage debate. It's called "I favor love." It features a vintage glass heart and some amazing "marriage milagros" from Peru that I found when I was out thrifting today. I hope you like it, and I hope I don't offend you.
Posted by Maria Ontiveros at 1:00 AM