Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Possible Stories to shoot in New Orleans!!!

-French Quarter
-Forged Iron
-Forged Iron in the French Quarter
-forged Iron and the stories behind the art work

Fishing Industry
-Sea Food Restaurants
-Katrina's affect on boat yards
-Oysters industry
-Alligator (hunting, meals...)
-Swamps affected by Katrina

The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia

I have watch this documentary twice and I believe it is a good one. Shelby Lee Adams tell us that photographers should shoot things that they know. If you don't know what you are shooting you will not be able to get good images as someone that does know. Adams grew up in the Appalachia area. He knows the people there, their living style, and he understands them. He really shows it in his photographs. He places his subject in ever photograph. Adams respects everyone of his subjects that he will not publish the photograph if they don't like it.
A lot of people in Adams work do not smile. They look like that subjects are unhappy with who they are and that they are living a cruel life. But Adams explains that is not his intentions. He is shoot the for who they are, not what they are.

Monday, August 25, 2008

New Orleans: American Experience: Birth of Jazz

Sound is one of the biggest things in a people lives. Honks, dings, and whistles is everywhere. But the best sound that people hear is music. There are many different kinds of music. Rock, hip-hop, alternative, pop, classic rock, etc. In New Orleans, like anywhere else, there is many different kinds of music. Every culture in New Orleans has its own style of music, its own way of playing that style of music. It wasn’t till the 1890’s that “The Big Noise” came about that the people of New Orleans were amused by it. They have never heard anything like it. The African-Americans started the Hot Blues and everyone was mad for it. No one could figure out how the do it. Later on in year many musicians, like Louie Armstrong, brought the Hot Blues around the United States. People loved it. No one knows who or how but the music was started to be called Jazz. It was said that anyone can by a trumpet and play it, but it is nothing like hearing it in New Orleans.