This week seemed so grey and rainy that I decided to hold off on my photoblizing project until the sun came out. Finally today was a beautiful sunny day, and my class had gotten cancelled so I had the time to take pictures this afternoon!
The Photoblitzing assignment basically required me to snap photos of the content listed, from objects with figurative meaning, such as things that represented human complexity, to literal objects, like the hand of a random person. The catch was that you could only perform these tasks within 20 minutes. After 20 minutes of silly poses and awkward pacing around the area between Lee Hall and the clock tower, I ended up taking 9 photographs. These were my best 5:
This photo was taken on campus walk between Lee and Trinkle. People looked at me like I was insane for taking a picture of a flower bed by sitting on the ground. But hey, if I didn’t I never would’ve gotten an amazing shot like this!
This is Trinkle Hall, the Computer Science and Philosophy building. This hall basically breaths human thought and complexity.
Things That Don’t Belong Together
This just seems so weird….the most of the campus is built on square and rectangular shapes, but every 50 or so steps you get these weird circles that just seem out of place. Maybe they’re secret passageways!
The only way we can make an image seem supernatural is if we use our imagination. To me this tree looked like an octopus walking around Ball Circle. Or maybe it’s an upside-down spider…either way it makes you not want to get close to it.
This one is definitely my favorite! This is a statue of James Farmer, one of the most important people of the Civil Rights movement. He risked his life multiple times by choosing to ride on Greyhound buses from the North to the South back in 1961, journeys which he nicknamed the “Freedom Rides.” Pretty soon others followed his example and also started riding the buses in protest.This later led to the desegregation of inter-state transportation in the U.S. When I see this photo, I think of human courage.