Adobe Residency Project 2017 

The Residency as a playground for trying out several photography techniques and styles


Seasonal plan:

Seasons have a huge impact on landscape photography. Every season has its own atmosphere, its own light and its own tones. My goal is to capture this diversity by experimenting with different photography styles and color schemes. I want to study light, patterns and perspectives as well as contrasts. Here's a plan of the styles I want to work with during the year in matters of landscape photography. The goal is to achieve a unique picture language within the year, that'll stand out. To check out other aspects of my project go to my previous descriptions here and here

 

SUMMER - In search for brightness

  • Studying light and how the altitude of the sun affects the mood of landscapes
  • sunrises, zenith & sunsets
  • high-key
MATT CHERUBINO

MATT CHERUBINO


AUTUMN - Multicolor manipulations 

  • Experimenting with partial color manipulations
  • including color palettes of the autumn as well as surreal or retro colors
REUBEN WU

REUBEN WU


WINTER - In search for darkness

  • Experimenting with b/w photography
  • applying Ansel Adams zone system to Photoshop 
  • low-key
ANSEL ADAMS 

ANSEL ADAMS 


SPRING - The return of colors  

  • back to colors in a minimalistic way
  • focussing on shooting mono colored landscapes
  • analysing patterns and structures
TOBIAS HÄGG

TOBIAS HÄGG


Site project No. 1 

Documenting life in public in cities. Combing city visits on my journey and focussing on shooting street photography 

Photography style: Mobile photography + editing the photos also via applications 

Inspirational photographer: 

MATT STUART - LONDON

MATT STUART - LONDON


Site Project No. 2 

Documenting nomadic life on the road by portraying other travelers on the road and people, who live in remote places 

Photography style: shooting polaroid and trying out image transfer techniques on different materials  

THE LOOK

THE LOOK

THE SUBJECTS -THEO GOSSELIN

THE SUBJECTS -THEO GOSSELIN


Additional techniques, that I want want to try out during the Residency year in both landscape photography and portraiture

  • long exposure night photography 
  • Video
  • cinemagraphy 
  • double exposures
  • collage photography 
  • aerial photography
  • light painting 
  • formats (square, panorama) 

In matters of portraiture I am interested in trying out those kind of styles as seen below: 

JULIA HETTA

JULIA HETTA

RICHARD AVEDON

RICHARD AVEDON

ERKIN DEMIR

ERKIN DEMIR

OVORS

OVORS

JULIAN VASSALLO

JULIAN VASSALLO


Challenges:

In matters of the main project I see challenges in all named styles,  because I would have to expand my editing skills. I am also a newby to b/w photography and would have to focus mor eon patterns and structures rather than colors (as in most of my previous photography). Furthermore I've never worked with aerial photography, cinemagraphy and light photography and I see a lot of technical challenges there, as I would have to start from the bottom to create something professional looking . Also I have never tried making and cutting movies properly. This would be a huge new challenging project for me, as I would have to learn how to tell a story creatively with moving pictures as well as achieve the technical knowledge to edit afterwards with Adobe Premiere. Both site projects are made with techniques I haven't tried before. Site Project No.1 is challenging, because I never considered mobile photography as a medium to document. Secondly I describe myself more as a photographer, who observes more than someone who goes straight forward to shooting foreigners. That's something I would want to do to go off my comfort zone and also grow creatively. Site project No.2 uses a transfer technique, that I have always been fascinated with, but never tried before. I am very much interested in the mechanical process behind it and how every photo will be unique and not re-shootable once you failed transferring it to the preferred surface. 


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