Thursday, January 27, 2011
Image 002: Burnt Out
I feel that in this image line is an important element. The image was taken at an angle but the matches were arranged on a straight line so it creates a contrast between the two. The vertical lines of the matches themselves also create contrast among the varying lines in the image. The dark already burned out parts and the light unburned parts of the matches also create contrast between one another. The only thing in focus is the matches, creating a very short depth of field. In creating this image I was trying to capture the moment when the match took flame. However, the only match that just took flame was the one to the far right. Although, I think that the different lengths that each match had been burning creates a more interesting image. It tells a story of the lifespan of a match: from the beginning being not burned at all to the end when it’s all black and burnt out and every step in between. In this sense I feel like the image creates a feeling of sorrow because one realizes how quickly a match goes from useful to garbage.