Madelyn H ::: AP Photo Portfolio

EVERY SINGLE 2018 HeLa Photo AP student passed the College Board exam and received college credit!

Enjoy some selected images from Maddie’s AP Portfolio submission:

“Quality” ::: best photos of the year

Concentration ::: Man in a Box


The idea surrounding my Concentration is a man under a box. While it’s a simple concept, I feel that I developed the character throughout my twelve images. I drew inspiration from Dadaism, which is about breaking the rules of what art is and how it’s expressed. I also drew inspiration from photographer Alex Currie. I love the idea of using something as plain as a box to hold an entire series of images together conceptually.

Project Explanation:

I originally started this series when exploring new photography styles, I wanted to explore Alex Currie’s unique photography style because I was drawn to his portfolio’s variety and how mysterious it feels. An image of a man with a box over his head caught my eye when I was exploring some of his work, and this idea really inspired me to start my own series of men obscured by boxes. These twelve images fit my vision because they are the idea of interesting characters without an identity. The box shares similarities to a mask in the sense that it makes my character anonymous and leaves one wondering who is behind the box. It was important to me going into this series making sure that they didn’t become repetitive, so, for example image 1 is different than image 11. They are shot from different angles and some images have emphasis on the character while others are more hidden. But, in the end they are all united by the box.

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