SFMOMA: Sense of Place Photography Project
Assignment: Sense of Place --- "Having viewed and discussed many photographs or projects that focus on various places, environments, and viewpoints both natural or urban and considered the story, narrative, and design or composition choices, it is now your task to pick a similar approach and presentation style. In the next week, take a minimum of thirty photos to work with and from. Post the photos to Instagram, [Dropbox], or to your Google Drive, to have accessible for viewing, discussion, and selection."
For this very assignment, I chose to mimic Robert Flick's style of photography and arrangement because normally you would see photographs one by one. But Robert Flick takes on a different level of photography because he creates something with visual rhythms and movement through repetition. Flick uses this type of repetition to emphasize each image's significance with the arrangement. I wanted to create a "sense of place" using Flick's techniques and arrangement by capturing glimpses around my neighborhood.
My Collection of Pictures for "Sense of Place" Assignment
"Without a sense of place the work is often reduced to a cry of voices in empty rooms, a literature of the self, at its best poetic music; at its worst a thin gruel of the ego." - William Kennedy
"I exist in two places, here and where you are." - Margaret Atwood
San Francisco has only one drawback. 'Tis hard to leave." - Rudyard Kipling