Alex Dean - December 2010

“The Glasses People”

I take pictures of family or friends but I like doing it in an artistic way.  It's easier to control the shot if I'm dealing with someone I know.  I can then easily choose the clothes, what backround I use, and if I use any props.  Visually, I like contrast and simple shapes and forms because life is so complicated anyway.  As far as the set, I like using different sunglasses, hats, and t-shirts with simple color schemes.  For the final phase, most of my images are manipulated only a little to maintain a somewhat realistic quality.  Although with most photographs, there is a particular idea I try to invoke,  there is always somewhat of a surprise in the end.