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This image was taken in Brussels, Belgium summer of ’13

Still working on scanning all the film from the summer. One trip took me to Guatemala & El Salvador (a second home for me), and the other trip took me to France, Netherlands, and Belgium. I have scanned color 120 for all trips, and after a few more rolls I will be done scanning all of the 35mm fuji chrome. I wish I could shoot color positives in 120, but it is just too costly to start! 

I am extremely well traveled for being 22 and I am finally developing and cultivating a home for my images I shoot abroad. Much of my work is grounded in landscape and new topographies but I have a love for the snap shot. Elliot Erwitt in particular is one of my absolute favorite and admired photographers. I was fortunate enough to see Elliot Erwitt: Personal Best at Tre Oci in Venice. It was by pure chance I discovered the exhibit and I still remember the visit. I have never cried in front of a photograph until I saw some of Erwitt’s prints.

His photographs provide a glimpse of the past and to a way of life. But In addition his images carry whimsical, humorous, and satirical messages. Which are things that aren’t very common in photography. It’s quite a shame, I think it has to do with ego and arrogance among photographers, but that means less competition for me! 

 

 

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This image was edited on a computer other than my own. I am not sure if you can notice but I find the image to be extremely warm and yellow. Monitors typically have a blue/cold tint which can explain why it looks over processed to a calibrated monitor. It is of utmost importance to calibrate your monitor and printing devices! After incorporating monitor calibration into my work flow I have noticed I am overall much more pleased when I see my images on different monitors and devices. A digital image will always differ from one device to another, calibrating greatly reduces the chance of an element being blown out, too magenta, too green etc. And of course it will help your prints look more like what’s on the screen.

I use a colormunki photo for calibration. Get one that can make printer profiles as well as paper profiles. I got a great student discount through Calumet, they never disappoint!

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I noticed their uniforms greatly altered my white balance parameters! The stands have much more red and blue, more magenta than before. I’m shooting another women’s basketball game today, I will use a grey card to try to measure the difference. 

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I am very fortunate that I was able to meet  Julio Morales, one of ASU’s curators as well as  Eduardo Sarabia an artist who is currently featured in the ASU art museum. Sarabia’s exhibit, Moctezuma’s Revenge, delves into the glorified stories, and unsettling realities of cartels operating on the US-Mexico border using multiple mediums. There are ornate ceramic vases that are decorated with mistresses in bikinis, ak-47’s, and various narcotics like coke and marijuana. I always feel a strong connection with artists that connect with their heritage and cultural background!

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Morales is on the right, and Sarabia is in the blue next to Morales. I wish they’d let me use flash! Not a fan of 3200 but sometimes you don’t have choices.