Halfway through fall semester and I can barely believe how fast these past few weeks have gone by. Though being busy with class, I've managed to find a large amount of time to continue photographing my newest project, as mentioned in an earlier post. With four of the photographs complete and only eight weeks left to finish this project I'm feeling bit stressed; the constant thought of my undecided digital II final floats in my subconscious, nabbing at me constantly. I've never felt so crammed with photographic work, yet I bring no yield, It truly is wonderful to be so engaged in such an art. The much time spent has been well worth it, as my body of work continues to grow and my love for the art flourishes. I really hope you enjoy the photographs, these really do mean a lot to me.
Until another 1am morning after spotting negatives.
Samuel Lucas Gove
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I've become bored with my recent work and decided to take on a new documentary project. This project will consist of many conceptual portraits, which subject matter will include that of feminine beauty, gesture, and emotion. Through this project I will be examining relationships I myself have had, the out come of these relationships, and how these women within my life have inspired my personal vision of their influential feminine beauty. I will be photographing the majority, if not the entirety of the images using the means and squared style of medium format.
I have found my self becoming very intrigued with the use of the medium format and its great detail within the negative its self. I will continue to work as I have in the past using digital photography as a means of honest documentation but now having the access to a Hasselblad 501 has inspired me to work in a different, more conceptual way to create my photographs.
I have also begin to try incorporate the use of the hasselblad into my everyday work[ex.street, documentary, candid photography] Though I am happy with my results I have found it hard to work in certain lighting situations where the correct exposure/shutter speed is impossible to reach due to the lack of low light lenses that the hasselblad accepts.
Please keep up to date with my posts, as I will try to be more adamant about updating on the progress of my new project and other work.