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Anti-Freedom by TheGreenFairy Anti-Freedom by TheGreenFairy
This shot was for an assignment. It got scanned in to be used on the plasma screen (:excited:) I did a crop and fixed the major dust/hair spots but left the rest as is.

The assignment was to make two photographs showing "Freedom" and "Anti-Freedom" This obviously is my anti-freedom. I'm very open to editing-critique on this.

This is being submitted to the Create a feeling contest put on by ^Davenit My first submission to any contest :) [link]

Shot with my Mamiya AFDII w/ either ISO 100 or 400 *can't remember the film I shot on, will add later*

F2.8 at 1/2second
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TPCKRULEZ Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
Freedom is evil
Human dignity is good
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KjnWds Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007   Photographer
idea may be good but i don't really like the realization: it seems to me that doesn't "go to the point" if you know what I mean
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TheGreenFairy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007   Photographer
Hmm could you elaborate on that more? I think I know what you're saying but I would like it to be clearer to me. :) :)
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KjnWds Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007   Photographer
just a couple of things out of the many (i gotta go, I'll tell you others later :))

you wanted an anti-freedom right?

then you decided to create this via negation of something related to freedom
so why "no guns" "no war" and others like that?
it seems that you didn't really think about the effect of those writings.

and this was a "conceptual" critic

i also would reconsider the composition: the position of the sheets is somehow not "impressive" i mean.. you put them in a certain position to obtain a certain effect: what was your idea when you decided to leave half wall covered and half not?

or the background writings being out of focus: i may understand that your aim was to center the focus on the main subject = human being being trapped, wrapped with oppression etc, but by cutting the background in two colors (and by putting there the writings it selves) you attracted the viewer attention there, so, i.e. I noticed immediately the blur as "disturbing".

a way to make the whole thing more "powerful" would just be to give it a deep black background from which the subject clearly emerges.

P.S.

these are just my lil' personal considerations, hope I didn't sound too "teaching" (don't know how to say it in English o.o), and I'd really like to know if you and others found them interesting\valid :)
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LouiseNicole Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Hobbyist
awwww no drugs :(
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khavi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Professional Photographer
Angie, this is a great interpretation of this assignment. I remember having a really hard time coming up with something that worked. Are you going to post "freedom" too?
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TheGreenFairy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007   Photographer
:) Thanks. I probably will post freedom...I'm not sure if people will 'get' it as much as this one as it is more of a personal shot/freedom.

Oh yeah...this was my first full credit assignment too! I was pretty excited about that. :)
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blooddragons Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Professional Photographer
I've seen a few shots like this done before.
The words would be more impacting to me if they were hand written, and if it was ceiling to floor.
In this case, it would have been neat to see full frontal lighting on this. it would create a stark contrast and make it seem a little more desperate.
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TheGreenFairy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007   Photographer
I agree they probably would be more impacting if they were handwritten.

The full body wouldn't have been able to work since this was shot in Larry's living room on his sheet lol...w/ one lamp.

I may try and recreate it in studio.
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sevenblah Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
i think it would make it look better if it was a full body shot and the paper all over meaning on the floor wall roof everywere and then maybe have some of them be red text and have it be in the shape of a none sign like a no smoking circle cross out that would be cool
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TheGreenFairy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007   Photographer
I really like the idea for the full body and paper, unfortunately I didn't print out a terrible lot of it.
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