representations of the body

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  1. nic_ola

    nic_ola TPF Noob!

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    hmm... is the name of a project i have been given! im stumped for ideas! i want something beautiful, but not obvious! can neone think?!! :?
     
  2. nic_ola

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    and as u can tell ... i am new!! the name of the project is .. representations of the body! :oops:
     
  3. MDowdey

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    heres what i see...

    black and white/high contrast shots of body parts that are imperfect or not what the media portrays...like pot bellies, tattoos, scars...things like that. but thats just me.


    welcome to the forums!


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  4. nic_ola

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    yeh! ... i was thinking high contrast black and white would be lush.
     
  5. MDowdey

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    in my opinion, black and white forces the viewer to see more shapes and composition than bright color and other things that might take away from the "idea" behind the shot.


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  6. Hertz van Rental

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    There is a wonderful book called 'The Body' by William A Ewing (Pub. Thames & Hudson ISBN 0-500-27781-8 ).
    It deals with the photographic representation of the human body through the whole history of Photography. It also covers the complete spectrum from Medical & Scientific through to Erotic and Art.
    Get hold of a copy. If it doesn't give you at least a dozen ideas on how to approach your project then sell your camera and get a job at McDonalds ;-)
     
  7. Walt

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    How about a picture of a couple of grapefruit? :lol:
     
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    haha!!
     
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    hey! i picked the book up today! thanks!
     
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    body can be portrayed as more than just the human body.. use your imagination
     

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