Thursday, November 4, 2010

Reflections of Umass-Amherst

When I first started to get really interested in photography about 4 years ago (can you believe it has been 4 years already??), I took photos of anything and everything...just immersed myself in photographing "things". I loved flowers, colors, macros, angles ... just things.  Then I started a "100 Strangers" project...which i never finished, but found that I really enjoyed taking photos of people. I love the eyes, the expressions, the smiles, and people in action...I found that my passion was photographing people...candids of people...everyday life. And that is may main interest now.   BUT...If I had to pick a second interest in photography, it would be reflections...I love making Layers with reflections...making the viewer wonder what they are really looking at...wondering what is the real thing and what is the reflection.

Below is one of my very first reflection photos that I took on the campus of Northeastern University in Boston along Huntington Ave. It was taken in March 2008.  What was interesting about this photo, was that i was inside an eatery with  my back towards the Huntington Street side...I took a photo of the window in front of me, which has objects infront of me, and reflections of the things behind me, and also reflections of the window and street behind me..very very complex but interesting;
 The red trash can is in front of me on the other side of the class that i am looking through.  
The People walking are behind me on Huntington ave.

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