Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Photography Really Changes Everything...




 I read two articles in one of my text books called Photography Changes Everything by Marvin Heiferman and I really liked them. The first article was by Amy Henderson and it talked about how photography makes us want to look like celebrities. I totally agree with what she was talking about in her piece. I am obsessed with old Hollywood glam and black and white photos. Movie studios back then made movie icons. They made their stars perfect and flawless even though underneath it all they were really beautiful disasters. Take Veronica Lake (above) for instance. She was the "it girl" of late 1940's. She was the face for the  Woodbury Make-Up. Every woman back then wanted to look like her. They felt that if they were wearing the same make-up Lake was, then they too would be as desirable as she was back then. Lake ended up becoming an alcoholic and destitute. The photo above of me is my attempt at a pretty black and white head shot...I told you I'm obsessed with black and white and yes, taking self-portraits (I refuse to call them "selfies").

The next article I read was by Candice Bergen (black and white to the left) and I loved how she wanted to become a photojournalist but fell into acting. Her passion for photojournalism gave her the confidence she needed to pursue acting. I love being a journalist but I want to improve my photography skills so I can let my photos do all the talking. Writing at times can be very daunting even though it is my passion. Maybe one day you will see some of my photos published in a great photography book...stay tuned!

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Monkey Game

So here is my first and last attempt at a video game! This was EXTREMELY difficult for me to do because I couldn't get the damn monkey to move the right way! I'm not a fan of video games, never have and never will be one either. I have horrible hand-eye coordination and I get annoyed very quickly, so I don't play them. I know this game may seem VERY basic to the average gamer and probably ridiculous to the hardcore gamer, but hey, this is my first attempt at it and I think I did pretty well! If you want to actually play the game, click the link below and give it a try!


http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/20692700/

Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Flash failure...

This is my horrible attempted at trying to do Flash. It really didn't seem that hard but unfortunately I could not get the Flash to work in this blog. This is proof that Libby and technology do not mix. I really wish I could grasp technology better but I guess my mind doesn't work that way.When we do these assignments in class, they seem really easy but when I go home and try it, I get very confused and frustrated because the I can't get the programs to work properly.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Seconds of My Life

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This is a second or two from my life for the last few months. I started this project on 01/07/2014 and I stopped it 04/07/2014. I used this phone app called "1 Second a Day" and it was a pretty cool app to use but there were days when I would forget to use it, so that's why you see photos and words like "Forgot" or "Damn." I love using phone apps and I really am pushing for more phone art submissions in the local art community that I am involved with here in Tampa and Brandon. Phone art is definitely something that I feel will be huge in a few years...or at least I hope!

I wish my life was more interesting and some of my content is kind of boring at times. Sorry! LOL!
Looking back at the footage, I did have some really fun times and I'm glad I got to experience them with my friends. I think this app would be great for someone who travels a lot because some of the videos I've seen with this app are way more exciting then mine. Maybe that will change one day...maybe even one day soon!

Stay tuned!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Getting my art on...

I finally made it to the Tampa Museum of Art to check out the exhibit Graphicstudio: Uncommon Practice at USF. It was a great exhibit that showcased some of the amazing talent that has been associated with the Graphic Studio on the Tampa campus. I liked all of the artist but the one who stood out the most to me was James Rosenquist. I loved his piece, "Welcome to the Water Planet."
Rosenquist's piece is a lithographic collage and I liked it the most because I love lotuses. They area absolutely beautiful flowers and I love how Rosenquist used them in his collage. The colors are beautiful and the setting is very peaceful. The whole exhibit I found to be very interesting and very relaxing. It was a great day to get my art on in Tampa.