Tijuana through my Eyes

December 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

MOCA

December 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

I really enjoyed Viva la revolucion excebition. I loved how the artist went out in to the city and displayed there art throughout the urban setting of San Diego. I attended MOCA last month on there TNT event. There was live music and printing of t-shirts from some of the art work. I really enjoyed the night life vibe this event gave the city. The work that captured my attention the most was the face that was outline by a white shock sheet behind bricks. I though it was a brilliant idea to be able to show art through different objects. It goes way from the traditional drawings or photography.I feel it has a strong presentation when the art is still trying to show an image. It really set the higher standerd in my perspective. That there are other ways to express our art. I liked this particular work for its creativity. I personally would have never thought to combine those to materials to create an art piece. Unfortunately when i visited the museum at the time I did not think of writing down the information of this artist. But I was able to find an image of it online.

MOPA

December 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

The photograph that most captured my attention was by Jerry N. Uelsmann. It was a gelatin silver print and there was a nude woman laying down on what seemed to be clouds near the ground. It seemed as if she was floating. The rest of the images are narrow trees that draw you in towards a mysterious path.I was not able to find this photograph online but it was called Room #1 1963. I did find a similar one where he uses the clouds and the nude women just that there was different scenario in the background. I notices that most of his photography gives you a sense of mystery. Even some of the images gave me the creeps. I really loved how his work can give you that sense of mystery and intrigues you to learn more about it. I was also inspired by the middle room where it displayed work from different children of different ages to express themselves and who they are. It was interesting to see how the different ages displayed themselves or who they are.

November 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

November 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

Continuation of Project

November 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

On my last visit to Tijuana I came across different problems while I photographed different things. As I crossed into the Tijuana I captured a picture of a sign, the Mexican customs sent us to inspection and they asked me to erase the photograph I had taken. He then informed me this area was restricted for taking any photographs. Good think they did not catch me the first time around because I was able two photographs that I have included in the documentary. I was also trying to take a picture of a pharmacy and they told me the owner does not allow it. So I was not able to get away with that one. I visited Tijuana on three different occassions, the first one I went to visit family , the second I went to the dentist and the third time I went to eat with my sister and run errands. The photographs in my documentary reflect what I saw on my visits there. The heart of my story is showing others what I saw and the places I visited in Tijuana. I was able to capture photographs of people working as I visited a Market. It was fun interacting with these people they were very friendly and willing to get photographed. I really think that food reflects a culture and their way of living. As I visited my family one can see the conditions they live in and just imagine the hardships they go through on a daily bases. These images speak for themselves as I visited Tijuana and captured them.

Patrick Farrell

October 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

This documentary displayed very shocking images. I really liked how Farrell told us about his experience and reaction to the images he captured. The tone of this documentary was serious as he described the tragedy this natural disaster left behind. These images conveyed pain and ¬†emptinessnas these people were left with nothing but each other. ¬† it was very interesting to hear that Farrell used his camera as a shield, and he doesn’t know how he did it. We can see hoe this project impacted his life and how he was able to separate from it all as he captured the images.