Title of Abstract

Classic Car Photography

Submitting Student(s)

Gwyneth MantenFollow

Session Title

Professional Practices in Creative Expressions- Session 2

Faculty Mentor

Claudia O'Steen, M.F.A; osteenc@winthrop.edu

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Fine Arts

Faculty Mentor

Claudia O'Steen, M.F.A.

Abstract

When I take photographs, I show the beauty of my subjects to my viewers. I find beauty in the most mundane things; even if others may find it ugly, I try to bring out its beauty. What captures my attention the most are man-made objects such as cars, architecture, machines, and planes. I enjoy seeing the craftsmanship of these objects and the little details that make them stand out. Rather than photographing the entire building or car, I prefer to focus on the small details. I want to show the headlights of a Bell Air, the brick and glasswork at Julliard, the wings of a B-12 airplane. Such details are often overlooked as we tend to focus on objects as a whole, but the details give cars their spirit, buildings a soul, and machines life. All these details work together to create a whole unit, but they are pieces of art on their own. My work The Soul of the Classic Car showcases photographs of details of classic cars. They are organized on an L-shaped wall so that my viewers have to walk around all sides to experience the photos. The photos work together to create the image of a car so that it feels like you are at a car show. The photographs themselves are detailed shots of the cars- headlights, door handles, mirrors, wheels, etc. They will work together to create the full image of a car, making the viewer have to come closer to see the actual details rather than the full illusion of the car.

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Start Date

16-4-2021 3:00 PM

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Classic Car Photography

When I take photographs, I show the beauty of my subjects to my viewers. I find beauty in the most mundane things; even if others may find it ugly, I try to bring out its beauty. What captures my attention the most are man-made objects such as cars, architecture, machines, and planes. I enjoy seeing the craftsmanship of these objects and the little details that make them stand out. Rather than photographing the entire building or car, I prefer to focus on the small details. I want to show the headlights of a Bell Air, the brick and glasswork at Julliard, the wings of a B-12 airplane. Such details are often overlooked as we tend to focus on objects as a whole, but the details give cars their spirit, buildings a soul, and machines life. All these details work together to create a whole unit, but they are pieces of art on their own. My work The Soul of the Classic Car showcases photographs of details of classic cars. They are organized on an L-shaped wall so that my viewers have to walk around all sides to experience the photos. The photos work together to create the image of a car so that it feels like you are at a car show. The photographs themselves are detailed shots of the cars- headlights, door handles, mirrors, wheels, etc. They will work together to create the full image of a car, making the viewer have to come closer to see the actual details rather than the full illusion of the car.