the beginning of a lengthy undertaking is always blurry
Last weekend, I consolidated my plan shaped to meet the theme of "el poder de seguir adelante" a happiness photography campaign that would serve directly to benefit children in "se Parte de un Milagro" an organization which funds treatments to kids with risky medical conditions. This first idea was inspiring for me because my mom works for this association and I had a vision.
I thought of utilizing a mix of black and white and color, experimenting with Photoshop to give a surrealistic effect to pictures that share a message of the little positive things in life. I loved the idea because it relied 100% in my art skills, creativity on creating the images given that these where meant to be "poster like" shots and not necessarily featuring reality. Despite the fact that I was incredibly siked about it all, it's vital, in the creative process to be open to change, and so I was.
Creating a photography collection on diversity was my original idea yet I had set it aside because I wanted to have a final product for this semester, and sadly, traveling twice to the jungle to take pictures would be impossible with such tight deadlines. Still, the vision I instantly had appealed to me in an unimaginable way and what more I thought: I will risk it.
portray the message of the conference and "change" by contrasting anti-diversity and the un-natural man made world with the beauty of real diversity we often ignore.
1. greater & more powerful audience:
When I finalize my collection I am not only planning to organize my own exposition but to exhibit it in the PAC as well for the entire conference.
2. + time =
I can't expect a one-semester project to extend until December without setting stronger goals. My mission is to use this semester as strong planning and preparation, visiting real photo shoots, having my first photography experience in the jungle with the TAMBO trip this may. I visualize my final product as more complete and the experience in the exhibition will be extended to show other types of media such as video, stop motion and props in the expo's environment that tell a story.
3. college planning:
Now that my main interest for when I leave school is studying film I've figured that the independent project is the perfect opportunity to get practice in the subject.
If I have more time and I travel to the jungle, why not create a film piece? Whether it is a short documentary or an inspirational video that carry's a shared message with my exposition, I can explode my maximum video skills and learn new ones to create something I'm proud of. Not only that, but for my advantage, many schools (including USC, my target university) are now asking for creative portfolios of work when you apply and have started to value what you are DOING rather than what you promise you will do when you get there. So, why not start doing?
4. + responsibilities:
Through out school I've built up character; character to lead, serve, and speak out. I've also found a passion for the arts.
There's something about opportunities that appear suddenly that don't seem as coincidences, in reality, it's up to you to grab on to them faithfully or let them pass you by. This time it's that's not the case: I'm risking it.
Ms. Rumble introduced the idea of group leaders in different fields for CLIMA and one fitted perfectly with these ideas both of practicing leadership and visual arts: Art director. Definitely, if I where elected for this role it would give me more experience, intensify the process and allow me to deliver my vision to other students as well.