Archive for March, 2014

Photo Obs.




3) Desire

4) This image displays desire on many different levels. On the surface, it describes what every human desires. The couple, clearly involved in a very intimate moment, appear flawless in the light shining on them. The sun in the background also demonstrates desire, as a beacon between them, perhaps giving the idea of what is to come in the future. The warm orange light gives the whole image a very comfortable feel, highlighting each of the models’ features.

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Light Observation #8

1. Sunday, March 23, Emily Lowe room 11o, approximately 7:15

2. Light from the setting sun hitting the top of the playhouse

3. After being fully engrossed in my draftings, I took a moment to gaze out the window. At that precise moment, the setting sun hit the playhouse in such a way that the building turned pink. The darkening blue provided a stark difference between the two colors.

Light Observation

1. March 27th, ~6pm

2. I was driving home for spring break wearing my sunglasses and the sun came in from the side at just the right angle.

3. The sun was at just the right angle so that the light slanted in through the window and reflected off the inside of my sunglasses and back into my eye. It was bright, golden and warm. It made everything glow around me, and it perfectly silhouetted the tall trees I was walking past. Normally, I enjoy theses lighting moments. I like noticing the world around me, but this one was while I was driving and the reflection back into my eye was a little blinding. That gave this lighting kind of a schizophrenic effect – making me feel warm and happy but also quite discombobulated.


Photo Observation



3. Desire

4. Although the lighting is done with no other colors than pure white light, the image still brings across the feeling of desire. This is done through the positioning of the subjects and the expressions on their faces. The color of the red dress also helps convey the feeling. Most importantly, it’s the high contrast that brings the desire out. The stark shadows make everything look simultaneously fluid and sharp, creating an easy tension that is often synonymous to the feeling that desire brings about.


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Photo Observation – Max Cerci

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Taken by me at my High School in MA. during “Thoroughly Modern Millie”

3) Desire

4) This photo represents desire in two big ways. The first is through its’ scenario. The hanging lights are all focused in on the one person sitting alone on the stage giving most of the attention to him while the lights of the buildings on the side and big structure in the back illuminate brightly with an array of colors. This signifies a person daydreaming of a life they wish to have with his surroundings mirroring his desires. Similarly, the star drop in the back serves to further propel this scenario into a dreamlike state.

Lastly, this photo shows an actor in a prime acting moment with pit, lights, and all the elements coming together for a picturesque moment. Something that an actor might look at and desire to be a part of.

Max Cerci – Lighting Observation

1) 3/23/14 around 6:30 ish – Sunset – East River

2) The sun setting over Manhattan from the view point of the east river before Throgs Neck Bridge

3) As I drove back towards Long Island I turned to my right to see a truly stunning picture. The sun was in the process of setting behind Manhattan an had left the whole city, including the bridges, in silhouette. The sky at the top of manhattan acted as a canvas painting every color from yellow, to blue, to green, to pink: Illuminating the sky in a canvas of different colors. I found myself thinking of the crayon craft where you melt a bunch of crayons and get a mixture of different colors across your canvas.


Photo Observation



3) Shadow

4) Shadows to me means creepy, and this place is the quintessence of scary. The artificial sick lighting helps make this place very claustrophobic and the circular shadows repeating themselves remind me of those hypnosis black-and-white circles. I can also imagine if people were walking through those corridors the shadows they would cast would be very scary.


Light Observation

1) Wednesday, March 12th, Sunset

2) Sunset

3) The moment where the sun is about to go away and the orange light is so bright that it hurts your eyes. I love this moment on sunsets, it is such a tease because it’s gorgeous and I really want to watch it but at the same time is so hard to do so… And the contrast of the night creeping in with all the intensity of the light is breathtaking.

Photo Observation #7



3) Shadow

4) This picture captures the essence of shadow that many people overlook. Most would associate shadows with literal darkness and isolation, however, you cannot create said shadow without light! Shadows can also be referred to as company for someone, a companion if you will. I think that’s somewhat the case for this image, especially since there are two shadowed profiles. With all that said, it’s apparent that the concept of shadow is pretty paradoxical, juxtaposing isolation with company and darkness with light; this idea is mirrored directly by the clear light/shadow divide down the center of the mask. The shadows in this picture bring the neutral-faced, white mask to life, making it appear introspective and reflective. It looks like it’s keeping a secret that could be dark and juicy. If the shadow were not in this picture, the mask would appear simple and plain. However, the shadow changes the meaning and feeling of the overall image; thus shadow and light are essential when bringing pictures to life.

Lighting Observation – #7

1. October 23rd at 6:30 at Hauppauge High School’s football field

2. Bight colorful explosions in a pitch black sky.

3. Every year, I attend the homecoming game at my old high school. At the close of the game the sky is illuminated with the most spectacular fireworks display you will ever see. The dark sky explodes into a mural of bright, stunning colors. Vibrant whites, exploding reds, lavish golds, and deep blues stream across the sky and paint the darkness with vivacious hues. The alluring display dazzles me and revives my sense of Hauppauge pride. It is these lively pyrotechnics that will always draw me back to every homecoming game at Hauppauge High School.