- I chose this photo because I think it really demonstrates surrealism. Things that contradict the conscious mind. Its the connection between dream like and conscious. To me this photo perfectly demonstrates that. I also enjoy the colors used in the photo because its such a contrast between this guy with his body open and the landscape behind him.
- Found on Izismile.com, photo manipulation by Sarolta Ban; http://izismile.com/2010/07/13/beautiful_surreal_photomanipulations_32_pics.html
- Theme: Surreal
- I found this picture to be fitting for the theme because, much like the definition of the word ‘surreal’, it is a very unnatural photograph. More importantly though, the lighting used to create the image really sold the surreal aspect of the picture; had the tree been front-lit, I think it would have produced a more serene and happy image. However, because of the way the lighting casts shadows and darkness onto the water, and the way the tree and the boat are highlighted through the backlight, it gives a truly unique feeling that the image and situation is absurd; it gives the feeling that something is definitely off, but in a captivating and almost mesmerizing way.
Photograph taken by Erik Johansson
4. This photograph brings outside nature into one’s home. The photo makes it seem as though the two worlds seamlessly blend together. The lighting in the room is produced by a bedside lamp as well as the moon inside the bedroom. The natural and artificial light being within the same room, but lighting different landscapes created a surreal feeling of the photograph.
- Pinterest, Film “Psycho” By: Alfred Hitchcock
- Whenever i hear the word “Spooky” i automatically think of horror movies, and there are no other horror movies with better use of lighting than Hitchcock films. This scene from Psycho is not so much terrifying as it is clever for its use of lighting the killer directly from the back to conceal the identity until the end of the movie.
- Found on Flickr, taken by Alexander Rabb; https://www.flickr.com/photos/rt48state/6886088584
- There is nothing spookier than standing at a station waiting for the subway and watching as an empty car stops right in front of you, because you know that it’s never for a good reason and you definitely don’t want to get in it. The angle of the picture, along with the lighting, help to enhance that effect. The natural perspective of the image, the fluorescent lights, and the mute colors of the seat all heighten that abandoned feeling the car has. In a place that is usually always busy and full of people, an empty subway car feels out of place and has an especially eerie feeling.
- Taken by me in 2014
- Theme: Spooky
- This was taken by me when I came home one night after a rehearsal and my cat was looking at me in a very judgmental way. It felt very spooky because she was acting somewhat like a human. The only light that was on was the tiny side lamp next to the couch which my mom left on so I could get inside safely.
- Single Source/Single Subject
- I really liked this photo because it adds a lot of mystery. There’s backlight shining on this girl. We really don’t get any details about her or who she is. It’s a very simple photo but yet it still has a lot to say and I really like that. I also like that there’s not a lot of the light shining to begin with which really tightens up what we can see in the photo.