12 February 2015

PROJECT #4: A MOMENT (w/ attempted leading line)

DIRECTIONS: Explore downtown Portland (or somewhere that is not an everyday-place for you), and make 24+ photographs where you have major leading line(s) that draws the viewer from the foreground, to the middle ground, and to the background. Try to capture something in the photo that is fleeting.  Bring photos to next class.

RATIONALE: To give you an opportunity to interact with the world around you, noticing the unusual and/or ephemeral moments in public, and to make pictures that capture those moments.

“Photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression.”

Henri Cartier Bresson. Hyères, France. 1932

The lines that compose the Bresson photo:

(About the Hyères photo. CLICK HERE.)

More examples of leading lines: