April 27th, 2016

Keep one object in darkness, not complete, but enough to add mystery.April 27th.jpg

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April 25th, 2016

Interpret the subject “Hope”. The more personal the interpretation the better. Avoid cliches.
(When I was younger I battled depression and nearly lost. Years later, the depression still lingers but there is so much happiness, there is so much “Hope”).April 25th.jpg

April 24th, 2016

April 24th, 2016 (National Pinhole Day!)
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April 23rd, 2016

Walk an area you would normally drive past. Bring your camera and make photos of what you might normally overlook.April 24th.jpg

April 22nd, 2016

Make a photograph that has an element of mystery. Don’t tell the whole story. Leave something out.

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April 21st, 2016

Photograph your foreground subject out of focus but with the background in focus.

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April 20th, 2016

April 20th edit.jpgRecreate a classic photograph or painting mimicking the composition, lighting, and nuances, but in a new contemporary surrounding.

I recreated a photograph made by:
Francesca Woodman.

False Faces

My final for my Photo 3 class at Missouri Western! I’m terribly happy with this series and I hope to continue and expand on it as well.

Artist Statement
Etta J. Martin

When I first started this series it was to depict the concept of all the masks that we as humans wear on a daily basis. As I continued to take more and more photos my series started going in an opposite direction. This series turned into a giant self-portrait. Some of the ideas behind the masks were meticulously planned out while the others were a spur of the moment idea. I tried to stay true to the concept of each mask by putting it in situations that would make the most sense as well. I chose to wear 19 masks and have the 20th photo wearing no mask but not quite seeing my entire face. This series is an ode to all of my previous series’, the mystery, humor, props, etc. It really brings them all together and makes it whole.
I chose to do triptychs so that I could tell a short story in a small amount of images. I printed on 13×19 Semi-Gloss paper, but each individual photo is 4×6. I wanted these photos to be displayed rather big so that the viewer could see the small details that make each photo.
It’s been an incredible journey that I can’t wait to continue