Midterm prints for Doc Photo. All 16x10.
My doc project is going so much better now that the weather has progressed to Spring. All of these were over two days in Downtown Chicago. I’m doing more streetscapes because being confined to skate parks gets very stale, very quick. The inventive nature of skateboarding lies in the streets because of improvisation. It adds another dimension of creating spots and challenges for eachother to conquer together, much more than a bench/pyramid combo can do in any park.
I wanted to include more of the personalities of my friends by making portraits of them and focusing a little less on the physical object that is the board and more on the sense of community and brotherhood amongst us.
I also want to prove that documentary doesn’t mean bland. I hear in critique that I have a definite style of crafting an image and to hear that means more to me than anything. The idea of documenting something shouldn’t be so stale because anybody can take photos. Not everybody can have a vision they want to portray. I want my work to look like just that, my work. Hopefully that comes across in the images.
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