This particular instrument is probably my favorite. I wanted to create this atmosphere that hid most of the musician's face and focused on the violin. I wanted to focus on the posture of the individual and the emotion that comes from playing this type of music. The lighting that I chose to use is a sort of spotlight that highlights the violin rather than the individual playing it. With the two colors, they both create a loud yet soft tone that goes with the different tempos in the music. What surprised me the most about this particular series was the individual that played this instrument because his looks. This aspect is something I wanted to avoid and beauty I wanted to present; the hidden face of the musician.
Of the three shoots, this one was probably the hardest because I didn't know the direction I wanted to go in. I knew for sure the color I wanted to use, which was green, because of how energetic the music is and the look of the musician when they play this type of music. I knew for sure that I wanted these series of images to look vastly different. After looking at them all, I realized that the harsh lighting from the flash goes along with creating this harsh overexposed look. I was once told that the projects that struggle with the most will be the ones that turn out the best. This series turned out the best because of the use of light, color, and the "vibe" that was created because of other techniques I used during the shoot.
With my photography, I like capturing these unique angles that nobody else thinks of capturing. This particular shoot and the other guitar shoot, it is important to capture the perspective of what the musician is doing or seeing from their perspective. I also wanted to create a soft air feel to these series of images since the ukulele has a calm peaceful tone. The lighting reflects this by not being too harsh or too bright. Within the image, there are multiple leading lines that lead the viewer to the hidden musician and his instrument. Out of the three instruments I photographed, this is the one I knew how to play, a little, so it was the one I knew how to project the emotion well.