Cosas de importancia - Artist Statement
The message of this collage is to convey what I find important in my life hence the title. My brother is a representation for my entire family, the cat for the many animals in my life, Mr. Chaplin for my love of film, and the crew emblem for the thing that takes up 2 1/2 hours of my day. All of these things I value over most others. The picture of Charlie Chaplin is hanging in my room, his films where the ones that fully got me into the genre and confirmed for me, my wish of becoming a director of cinematography. For Photoshop-ing effects all I did was brighten up the photo and cut out unwanted backgrounds. Cosas de importancia is a group of things that are important to and define me.
Artist Statement - Comparing the selfie to the double exposure I think i've improved in multiple areas. First, the images are combined more effectively in the double exposure instead of being the sort-of "frankenstein's monster" of images. Secondly, a better edited background makes it a lot less distracting to look at. Third, the use of the blending modes helps to further make the images become one, and gives an ominous look to the photo. Lastly, I focused on the eyes more, making the contrast between them and the rest of the photo greater leaving a more lasting feeling.