Catie J. is a HeLa Sophomore in AP Photo.
AP Photo students submit 3 different sections of a portfolio:
“Quality” = 5 best photos of the year
“Breadth” = Variety
“Concentration” = Series
If you dig it, check out Catie’s Flickr here.
All of the pictures in this concentration were taken in the Pacific Northwest. The idea of this concentration began with something I call the “color palette” technique. I took pictures for this concentration knowing that I would use the technique, but I wasn’t sure how I would connect a theme with this technique at first. Originally, I had decided to show how the colors of a city can represent its culture and I only used vibrant, colorful pictures like image #11. As time went on and the seasons changed, I noticed that something else was changing. The people around me were changing. The culture I take part in was changing. My photography was changing. I noticed that my photography had started getting much darker in theme and in technique. This made me realize that my concentration had been missing something. So far, I had only been showing a small part of the culture of the Pacific Northwest. I made the decision to include the darker side of this culture in my concentration, like in image #8. I finally decided that I would use the “color palette” technique to show the colors of a culture and how they can change with the seasons and affect the people in it.