"I think Garry Winogrand is the Man!" (role model photographer)
Someone I have become interested in learning more about is Garry Winogrand and his street photography. I started to become interested in Garry Winogrand because his photos are so bold the way he takes pictures of what he sees on the streets. So far I have learned that he also takes advantage of the black and white view, and I think it is very different from photos today because they are all color these days.
The information that I have been reading is from a biography site on Garry Winogrand and his w
This topic was street scenes this relates to me and my interests because I like to take pictures of people in their natural habitat doing their everyday things like, walking down the street, going to the zoo, even sitting on a bench, or eating at a restaurant. One thing that surprised me was that even though they did not have color picture taking back then, I find it interesting that all of his pictures all black and white and the things you are able to capture with only using black and white. One thing that I wonder about this person's work and life is if he ever wanted to take a picture that was in color, like I wonder if he was fustrated that the only type of picture he could tae was in black and white.
Animals and people doing their everyday things was involved with Garry Winogrand's topic and theme, with the people and animals doing their everyday thing, sometimes Garry Winogrand has pictures where he took of people while they were smiling and posing for him and that is something i dislike about his work.
Being that I didn't have a lot of background information on Animal and people in their natural habitat, I chose to do some research on the topic. As I searched for another source of information about this person, I came across this http://artscenecal.com/ArticlesFile/Archive/Articles1995/Articles0695/Wi... . This article provided a lot of information and opinions on catching people in their everyday lives.
"He documented the city and the urban landscape, concentrating on its unusual people and capturing odd juxtapositions of animate and inanimate objects". This statement didn't really surprise me all that much, but it did make me feel like some one understands how I don't have one specific topic I have many, or in other words a pretty broad topic.
In another article,Garry there was this one statement that made me nod my head in agreement with the writer. It was:
Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed.
This is so true , because no matter how cool or interesting the object is of what you are taking a picture of it only matters how the picture comes out to look like.
Now that I done this research, it makes me think more about my theme and how I don't have to have one specific theme to be a good photographer.
Next, with my own work, I hope to try the black and white style that Garry Winogrand used in his work even though he did not have a chance. As matter of fact i have already tried to use that in my work, here is an example:
I hope to accomplish some interesting photos not interesting objects, only how interesting the object looks in the photo.