Binaebi Akah | PROJECT 1.B I590 Spring 2010 | Documentary Images of Interactivity | SKETCH Photographic equipment alters relationship between photographer Adjusting equipment while gauging Photodocumentation and subject... whether one is “in the way” Stills Formal equipment such as tripods change the relationship between photographer and subject. It becomes impersonal. Relying on a simple digital camera means the relationship between photographer and subject is informal, perhaps intimate, but also nondescript. Checking settings and critiquing composition Trusting the equipment, focusing on the subject
Binaebi Akah | PROJECT 1.B I590 Spring 2010 | Documentary Images of Interactivity | FINAL Photodocumentation Stills Shown is a series of digital still photographs describing the relationship the subject pho- tographer has with her equip- ment, her environment, and her subject, the ceramic artist. This sequence is rather recur- sive, happily. These particular photos were chosen for their sequencing and content. The main photo- graph was chosen because it summarizes the relationships between the subject photog- rapher and her equipment, as well as the subject pho- tographer’s subject, the ce- ramic artist, and her camera. The subject of the photogra- pher is casual about taking a photograph, and so the pho- tographer doesn’t realize she is the subject of her subject. Instead, she focuses on her camera, working with settings until they please her, before focusing on her subject. Something about having the additional equipment causes people to be more formal, more deliberate, about their photography. Perhaps because those who buy such equip- ment take their photography more seriously...
Binaebi Akah | PROJECT 1.B I590 Spring 2010 | Documentary Images of Interactivity | ATTRIBUTIONSPrimary Attributionsimage: Binaebi Akah, Bloomington IN Jan 2010Secondary Attributionssubject: Lynn Dombrowski