On the Road to Beautiful

~ Tuesday, March 4 ~
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Public execution by guillotine, 1939

In the early morning of 17 June 1939, Eugène Weidmann bowed down before the blade of the guillotine, the last person to do so publicly. Weidmann was the last person to be executed before a crowd in France. He had been convicted of multiple kidnappings and murders, including that of a young American socialite…

In the days following the execution, the press was especially indignant at the way the crowd had behaved. Paris-Soir denounced the crowd as “disgusting”, “unruly”, “jostling, clamoring, whistling.” Among the sins the lofty paper found unforgivable was the crowd “devouring sandwiches”. More shockingly for the authorities, the unruly crowd delayed the execution beyond the usual twilight hour of dawn, enabling clear photographs — and one short film! — to be taken. The government regretted that public executions which were intended to have a “moralizing effect” now produced “practically the opposite results.” President LeBrun signed an order to hold executions only behind closed doors.

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~ Tuesday, November 6 ~
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11062012 #Natsumi. // @khaosnrg is sad and hungry  because I won’t stop taking #Photos of the #Food :X haha // #NYC #DateNight #Yummies #Date  (at Natsumi)

11062012 #Natsumi. // @khaosnrg is sad and hungry because I won’t stop taking #Photos of the #Food :X haha // #NYC #DateNight #Yummies #Date (at Natsumi)

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~ Thursday, June 28 ~
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Advanced Digital Photography (11th-12th Grades) Hockney Photographic Collage:

The students in this class already knew how to take a photo, they covered that in their intro photography class, so I really wanted to do something that showed them what else they can do with photography as an artistic medium. I decided to do a David Hockney inspired photographic collage

We talked about Hockney’s work, and how it was inspired by analytic cubism. We compared and contrasted some of Picasso’s paintings to Hockney’s photo-collages, they students got a real kick out of talking about painting in a photo class! Once we did that I gave the students their assignment: Pick an interesting person, object, or place, and take photos!!! I showed them how to imagine a grid over their scene, and how each section of the grid becomes one photograph. I asked them to take at least 25 pictures each. 

When they came back to class the next week, I showed them how to use photoshop to import, manipulate, and arrange their photo-collages. They picked up on it right away, and the work they produced was beautiful! Unfortunately I can’t post the portraits online for obvious reasons, but believe me they are beautiful! Attached to this post are some examples of the students work.

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~ Thursday, June 7 ~
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06072012 Cool buildings on 27th and 9th (Taken with Instagram)

06072012 Cool buildings on 27th and 9th (Taken with Instagram)

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~ Wednesday, May 16 ~
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05162012 Birthday Brunch @ Kitchenette! (Taken with instagram)

05162012 Birthday Brunch @ Kitchenette! (Taken with instagram)

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~ Friday, April 20 ~
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Brendan Fitzpatrick's Floral X-Rays
Brendan Fitzpatrick’s inner creative spirit is balanced by photography. Loving both, its stillness and dynamism, he still finds room to be surprised by this vast language after being a photographer for over twenty years. His series of floral studies using X-rays are just a proof of this delicate approach and the aim of experimenting he has since student.
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Brendan Fitzpatrick's Floral X-Rays

Brendan Fitzpatrick’s inner creative spirit is balanced by photography. Loving both, its stillness and dynamism, he still finds room to be surprised by this vast language after being a photographer for over twenty years. His series of floral studies using X-rays are just a proof of this delicate approach and the aim of experimenting he has since student.

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~ Thursday, April 12 ~
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03/22/2012 Barnard Flowers!

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~ Friday, April 6 ~
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~ Tuesday, April 3 ~
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04/03/2012 Spring Is Coming!
By the way, today the sky was bright, blue, and beautiful! :)

04/03/2012 Spring Is Coming!

By the way, today the sky was bright, blue, and beautiful! :)

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~ Wednesday, March 21 ~
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03/21/2012 $1 Empanadas outside of Havana!
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03/21/2012 $1 Empanadas outside of Havana!

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