Other Art Portfolios

  • Graphic Design: http://yhsskylergdfall2015.blogspot.com/
  • Sculpture: https://sites.google.com/a/yarmouthschools.org/sculptures15skylern/
  • Art Fundamentals: https://sites.google.com/a/yarmouthschools.org/2014afskylern/

Monday, June 6, 2016

Assignment that I am the Most Proud of

The assignment that I am most proud of in this class is my levitation photographs. I had never thought that I could actually make someone look like they are levitating using photoshop. I had taken graphic design before this class with gave me some familiarity with photoshop. However, there are things I learned through this assignment that I had never learned before such as lighting and shadows. I really enjoyed the process of making these photographs, it wasn't just taking random photos and finding backgrounds. I had to direct my model to make certain poses to fit the image in my mind. In the end, I am most proud of this project because of the things I learned.

Most Memorable Experiences

The most memorable experience I've had while taking this class was when we made the "Who am I" videos. I really appreciated this opportunity because it was an opportunity to really explore a different medium of photo through the use of film. I have always enjoyed school projects involving film because you can really play with film as a medium. This includes any of the effects in imovie or any film making choices including lighting, sound, etc. For me, film is a great way to create emotion or portray a message through creativity. I liked how we could take the application of photography and put it into film.

My next most memorable experience in this photography class was the selfie assignment. I usually never take selfies with my phone unless I'm with friends who use snapchat. It was at first very uncomfortable to take so many selfies. Eventually I relaxed after I realized that it doesn't matter what I look like. What did matter however was the pose I was making or the lighting I picked. After the assignment was through I felt a lot more comfortable taking selfies. Overall the most important thing I learned from this assignment is that selfies are a snapshot of a culture.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Forced Perspective Photography

-To continue to develop creative problem-solving skills by creating forced perspective photographs in a unique original way;
-To practice altering perspective and looking at subjects in a unique way;
-To further develop your photoshop knowledge and skills

During this project I struggled to find adequate backgrounds to fit the photographs perfectly. However, after some research I finally found the right photographs to put in the backgrounds. In order for the photographs to look more realistic I played with the lighting and hues of each object in the photos. This was an extremely important factor in my artwork.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Creative Portraits/Self-Portraits

When I took photos I made sure to use a variety of techniques that would make the subject of each photo interesting. For example I incorporated framing into some of my portraits to highlight the subject. Next I used a variety of perspectives to really change up the look of my photo graphs, whether that was a complete front view of a person or from the side, top, or even bottom. In each photograph, some more than others, there is also an element of emotion that makes the photographs feel real.

In each of the photographs I tried to capture happiness or friendship. My subjects each had a great time taking their photographs and that really comes through when you look at my pictures. Their facial expressions and movement really tell a story. The photographs remind me of the perks of being young. I see myself in my subjects because they capture the idea of being a high school student perfectly.

Who Am I Video Project

To understand the purposes and differences of selfies, portraits and self-portraits; To look at the work of of contemporary artists who create portraits and self-portraits and interpret and analyze their purposes; To create a video that effectively communicates “who you are”;To use imovie’s features in a creative and unique way.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Who Am I

I think it's pretty rare to know who you are in high school and if that's not true I must be doing something wrong. Although, high school is a time to really explore your interests and so far, thats what I've been doing. Going in the outdoors is something I've enjoyed for a long time. I love hiking Bradbury and I particularly love swimming in the ocean. Madeline Point and Scarborough Beach are some of my favorite places on the earth. I also enjoy doing art in my free time as well. My goals in life are very high and probably very hard to achieve. However, I imagine that if I dream of tremendous goals that even if I only slightly achieve them, I will still be successful and happy. I'm not exactly sure what I want to be when I grow up, but I'm sure about who I want to be when I grow up. I know I want to be on the cover of Time magazine, for something. I also know that eventually I want to become my own boss. That's all I know about myself.


Reading about Cindy Sherman's work, I came to the conclusion that she is quite an interesting character. It seems as though she identifies herself in the identities of other people. Her artwork portrays how she can relate to them. For example some of her work portrays the strength and struggle of women in a male-dominated society. Her artistry is unique because she highlights aspects of other people's humanity through her own image.

Brandon Stanton however demonstrates the same individuality of humanity using portraits of random people he finds through his travels and his residency in New York City. His particularly new of idea of photographing everyday people and recording a snapshot of their lives has captured the attention of millions of people worldwide. Perhaps like Cindy, Brandon identifies himself with other people and his project is way of showing that.