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Linda Ruan: Earrings


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Photography and Text by Linda Ruan, Copyright 2017

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EARRINGS

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In this series of photographs, I chose to photograph accessories, mainly earrings, as my object. I always connect women with jewelry and I picked the same model that I chose for a previous fashion shoot. I think jewelry adds a sense of elegance to women and I want to convey that feeling through these photographs.

I did not use flash in any of my shots and only used ambient light. I shot at ISO1600 because the light was not bright and I did not want a blurry image. For the setting, I chose to shoot in my model’s apartment, mainly in the bathroom and in her bedroom. I edited the majority of the photos in a yellowish color tone to match my opinion towards my model. I think that this color tone fits well with my model’s overall disposition. I want my color editing to create a feeling that she is elegant but has a sense of distance as if she is always and prefers to be alone and is hard to get close to. 

Although the mixture of my model’s disposition and my creation of the overall atmosphere of the photographs now becomes still flat images, the beauty and the grace that those photographs contain are mobile and eternal. When all fade away, the feeling is what matters the most.

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Portrait of Linda Ruan by Ria Vaidya, Copyright 2017

Portrait of Linda Ruan by Ria Vaidya, Copyright 2017

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About The Author: Linda Ruan is a sophomore with Painting and Art History concentration at Bryn Mawr College.  To access additional articles by Linda Ruan, go herehttp://tonywardstudio.com/blog/linda-ruan-light-shadow-mood/

 

 

 

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Studio News: A Passion For Fashion

Pia Sulau and Rima Ker Keri of Hamburg, Germany

 

 

Photography by Tony Ward, Copyright 2017

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Text by Pia Sulau and Rima Ker Keri, Copyright 2017

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Rima and Pia got to know each other during their studies in the city of Hamburg, Germany. They have completed project work and housework together. Both of them quickly realized that they are a good team and complement each other in a variety of interesting ways. They became fast friends mainly because of their common passion for fashion design. They have now both finished their studies and would like to make a hobby their profession. Rima and Pia, currently are active in the commercial and service sector, and would like to start a professional reboot and of course geared towards the fashion industry. Their business idea is to give fashion blog tips on fashion and styling. You will also find trend patterns as well as key pieces here. Rima and Pia are hoping that their dreams will come true and that their fashion tips will become popular, and that their names create a buzz in the German fashion sector.

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Studio News: Recent Vintage Print Sale

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Dinner For Two, Philadelphia 1995

 

Photography and Text by Tony Ward, Copyright 2017.

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STUDIO NEWS: RECENT VINTAGE PRINT SALE

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This 11 x 14 inch vintage photograph entitled, “Dinner For Two, Philadelphia 1995  is from the book of Tableaux Vivants, published by Editions Stemmle, Zurich, 2002.  The archival print was recently sold to a private collector in Philadelphia for $2500.00.  It was the only print of its kind in inventory and from a  very rare limited edition of prints. The picture is part of a series of Tableaux Vivants I produced between the years 1993 to 2000. This particular photo was staged at the Striped Bass in Philadelphia,  once declared by Esquire Magazine as the number one restaurant in the United States for dining at the time.  Owners, Joe Wolf and Neil Stein commissioned me to make the photograph for an ad that would later run in Philadelphia magazine to promote the famous restaurants “midnight breakfast”.

 To see more pictures from this series, click herehttp://tonyward.com/early-work/tableaux-vivants-1993-2000/

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Rebecca Huang: Looking Glass

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Photography, Text and Video Interview by Rebecca Huang, Copyright 2017

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LOOKING GLASS

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Do you actually pay attention to the details in life? Personally, I have to say that I definitely don’t really pay attention to that many details in life, but I wish I did. Sometimes we get so caught up in trying to accomplish something big, that we fail to notice the little things that gives life its magic.

That seems to be a very common thing that happens nowadays, especially when at Penn. Everyone seems to be caught up in such a fast-paced life that small life details become even more minute. Similarly, in this day and age where fashion is also a way of self-expression, the little details are over looked as well.

Fashion consists of both the actual clothing and all the accessories that add more detail and expression to each outfit. However, since all the things combine to form a statement, no one pays attention to each individual part. Each part by itself could be deemed as too simple and not worthy of attention. What needs to be focused on is how they all come together and express something.

But contrary to what those people think, I think that there most definitely is beauty in simplicity. The little details that add up to be a bigger picture are the things that give life its magic, and should be the center of focus. Because of this, I decided to use the small simple accessories that people use in fashion to build a fashion piece in my still life pictures. They represent the little details that we overlook in life, simple and small but important. Small things add up. Then using the magnifying lenses to magnify the details of each object, I wanted to use that to represent the looking glass that we should be using to observe these minute details we too often look over in life. We do not need much to be able to notice the little things. We just need to be able to stop and actually take the time to appreciate the magic and beauty each little thing brings.

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Photo of Rebecca Huang by William Lee, C. 2017.

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About The Author: Rebecca Huang is a freshmen enrolled in the College of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2020.

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