Andrea Dunn

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Studio Lighting Final

 

My Studio Lighting final, "Leaves," highlights the formal elements such as color, line, shape, texture, pattern, and composition of naturally formed objects. I was inspired by the crumpled up leaves I would step on during my walk to class everyday. I have always been intrigued by the trees changing to vibrant colors in the fall, but I never stopped to notice how interesting and unique each leaf was. My simple observations turned into a detailed study of the leaves’ formal elements. This expanded my curiosity and I arranged the leaves into compositions that focused on balance, color, and repetition. In the studio, I backlit each arrangement in order to show the translucence and detail of the leaves. Each image’s size and placement was carefully selected in order to create one cohesive series. I want each viewer to take a moment to notice the unique beauty that can be created by organizing the formal aspects of something that they normally would overlook.

 
Andrea Dunn