Taking the time between school years to look at the subtleties of Ithaca.About this blog
Friday, August 19, 2011
As work began to slow down this past week I decided to take on a photo project that I have been wanting to do for awhile. In various photo classes I have studied quite a few photographers who work with typologies. How I interpret a typological study through photography is looking at a subject that is functionally the same but can vary in characteristics and locations. Inspired by one of my favorite photos that I took in the fall of a closed table umbrella, I decided to keep going with this subject. I drove, biked, and walked around Ithaca leisurely searching for closed table umbrellas and would find them at the most unexpected times. Their slightly worn aesthetic and quirky disparities as well as how they are almost always located near a restaurant seemed very fitting as a way to describe Ithaca as a place. I also found this project to be an appropriate way to end my blog of observations.
And for a closer look at each photo....
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