The theme in the film Ferris Beuller’s day off is “life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once and awhile you could miss it” - Ferris Bueller. People easily get caught up in today’s society and don’t stop to appreciate the little things in life or they are always worried about what will happen if they don’t follow the rules or take a risk. Ferris Bueller was simply stopping to smell the roses.
Ansel Adams was an American photographer who was also an environmentalist. He was known for his black and white photographs of landscapes. He became a famous photographer because he helped found the photography department of the Museum of Modern Art in 1940. His motivation occurred after his family took a trip to the Yosemite National Park, which is where he took photographs for the first time. Ansel Adams made a huge impact on photography because of his technological advances like the Zone System, environmental work, and beautiful black and white photographs.
“Photograph: Ice Storm” tells the story of how a photograph can be more deceitful than people realize. A picture in itself might seem beautiful, wondrous—a place of the past that we can never return to again. However, a photograph can’t tell what had happened that day, who the people in it were, and how they were feeling. Trethewey warns us that a smile often tells us nothing at all.
“A Crime of Compassion” by Barbara Huttmann she talks about how she was working as a nurse in a hospital when she became very close to this patient and his wife. He had lung cancer and was dying a slow and painful death. Huttmann describes all the pain he felt, his wife felt, and how he begged the hospital staff to let him die only for them to ignore his pleas. She discusses how awful she, the patient and his wife felt every time they revived him and forced him to live a painful life he didn’t want to live. At the end of her story, Huttmann reviles how she purposely waited to call the code knowing that they would not be able to revive him again. Huttmann’s technique was to use illustration to convince her readers of the need for new legislation
Colors represent a multitude of aspects in the life of any human being on Earth. Colors show the feelings, issues, turmoil, and jovial positions a human being goes through each day of their life. In the novel, The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton utilizes coloration to accentuate certain facets of her novel. The main protagonist, Ponyboy, progresses through a great deal of sentiments in his “greaser” life and faces quite a few of life altering events, all affecting his mental, emotional, and physical state. Throughout the story, S. E. Hinton portrays the changes and feelings Ponyboy endures through the colors, and shades, of red, gold/yellow, and blue.
Do you know who’s the most successful director of all time with 21 awards and 71 nominations? Well, that’s the one and only Tim Burton, who has made at least 38 movies. Scholastic Publishing Co. Springboard says in their biography, Tim Burton: Wickedly Funny, Grotesquely Humorous argues that there are many direct sources and inspirations for Tim Burton’s films that have influenced his imagination and cinematic style. They claim by first talking about how he was influenced by his fascination with fairy tales and children’s stories , then how he grew up loving Dr. Seuss and being influenced by him , then how he worked for many years at Walt Disney Studios, and finally how Burton brings to life Roald Dahl’s subversive vision of childhood innocence . Springboard’s purpose is to explain how Tim Burton’s films were influenced by and the meanings behind his work in order to make the readers understand
In the Loge, by Mary Cassatt is a very interesting piece of artwork. The artwork depicts what appears to be a woman, viewing a play or some kind of entertainment inside of a theater. The woman’s gaze is set on whatever the entertainment in front of her is. However, the man across the theater is looking directly at the woman, yet he appears to be attending the show with a woman himself. This painting appears to be set sometime in the past, the outfits the people are wearing appear to be very outdated. This painting is obviously a representational artwork, because it clearly depicts an event that could have actually occurred. There is no odd parts or unusual events occurring in the painting that could make it an abstract piece of art.
Ansel Adams was an American photographer well-known for his black and white landscape photography. His work was based around the American West and national parks as he was a keen environmentalist. Some of his most famous work was that of the photographs taken at Yosemite National Park. His work is based more towards the sublime due to the nature of the landscapes he photographs such as mountains, cliffs, raging rivers etc. In the introduction to Adams’ book: The Portfolios of Ansel Adams, John Szarkowski writes, “Adams’ pictures seem as dematerialized as the reflections on still water, or the shadows cast on morning mist.” (Adams, A., 1977. p. 8). This suggests that Adams images are sublime as his focus was more on the meaning of the landscape
As many as 13 photographers were commissioned by the FSA and produced well over 270,000 images (prints and negatives) during this time span. Not only did the FSA provide visual proof of the social and economic problems facing America, these photos are significant for they exposed the disparities of living in America and helped shape policy and social reform after the First World War. They set a precedent for a new genre of storytelling that combined visuals with words, and collectively remembered for documentation of strife and discontent in America. The FSA photos and documentaries are part of history and continue to be included in numerous photo books, magazines, newspapers, news services, museums, and exhibits as one of the most convincing examples of documentary photography. In retrospect, this form of visual advocacy served a higher purpose that elevated art as a form of social awareness and brought legitimacy to social reform and to the masses. These photographers and filmmakers are significant for the blending of science and art that criticized culture and ideology. As we shall see later in this book, photos (and media) with a purpose live on and documentarians continue to emulate many of these stylistic techniques practicing the science of ecology of the
He began his path towards becoming a professional photographer a few of years ago. He had previously been working with video editing and he was not completely passionate about it about this field. He started looking for a new career in photography. In the beginning of his newfound interest, he started taking creative self-portraits and portraits of his own family and friends and it quickly became his passion.
In the essay, “ Why We Take Pictures,” the author Susan Sontag states that photography is not only a simple tool for seeking pleasure but can also be used against anxiety and as tool of power. Sontag emphasises the importance of photography during traveling by stating the anxieties that people can face if they are not taking pictures. First, Sontag points out that people feel disorientation in a new place the uncertainty of what the new place will be like can cause people to panic. However, taking picture enables people to have certain control over the new environments the fact that one knows where he or she is at and where he or she has been, helps individuals cure their anxieties. Second, Sontag indicates that anxieties during traveling can also be caused by the guilt of not being at work. The feeling of doing nothing while traveling frequently caused anxiety for people who are used to their daily work routine; taking pictures while traveling offered people a sense of purpose when they
"Photography does not create eternity, as art does, it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption. The aesthetic qualities of photography are to be sought in its power to lay bare the realities."
In the excerpt, The Street by Ann Petry, there is a 3rd person omniscient narrator to explain the hatefulness of the cold along with the keen determination of Lutie Johnson. The narrator completely conveys the true parts of the cold to better show Lutie Johnson’s experiences by employing descriptive personifications and vivid imagery of the central antagonist as the wind.
The theme of appearance is illustrated through underlying criticism within Wilde’s use of motifs and symbols. A main motif used by Wilde is the painting done by Basil Hallward. Early in the novel, the reader gets the impression that the painting is pervaded by the longing for the youth that one has lost as well as the frightening deficiency of human life. In chapter eight this painting is described as: “the most magical of mirrors.” (Wilde 98). The portrait works
A so called “scientific focusing” technique was promoted, which imitated the way the eye perceives a scene: sharply focused on the main subject, with the foreground and the background slightly out of focus. Although as Alex described Emerson later became convinced that photography was not an art form at all but only “a handmaiden to science and art”, his earlier ideas had already influenced a new generation of photographers who no longer felt the need to imitate painting but began to explore photography as an art form of its own