Wednesday, October 28, 2009

40 Places to Drink Beer: Composition Study

1 new place to drink beer, shot 3 different ways. Has me thinking about how little changes in camera position equal big changes in composition. I know which one I like, but I'm curious to know which image other people would pick as the strongest:


11 comments:

Brad Wenner said...

I like the last one, it's a little more graphic than the other two.

Anonymous said...

1

Peter Arno Broer said...

I also think the last one is the best. I don't like the second. The first has a bit more info with the ' open' neon, but here the composition doesn't seem to work.
So nr.3 it is.

stuart rayner said...

last one , right to the point .

Ulrich said...

I like the second one best

Anonymous said...

I think someone drinking the beer in that location would be 110 times more engaging and interesting ... and fun to look at

Jamie Kripke said...

That's an interesting thought. What do you think that person would look like, and how are they drinking beer? Are they kind of slouched over and bummed, or are they drinking a delicious, cold, satisfying beer at the end of the day? What would it look like?

Anonymous said...

hmmmm , I think a variety of characters drinking under their own circumstances : bummed , happy , raging , satisfied , chillin', stoked , etc . I think it would bring some depth and dynamism to your idea .... otherwise it just seems a little too still life-y

Bella Stander said...

#1 has the best composition.

akripke said...

#2, its not as artsy as the others, but I think it relates best to a place where someone would be sitting throwing one back. I think the bush in the other pictures deters from the relational effect. Who wants to sit so close to a bush?
I see an older gray haired scruffy guy in faded black jeans, a dusty black button down shirt, holding a plastic bag sitting on the ledge sipping a room temperature brew.

steven said...

We have constant conversations at school regarding using systems of order to compose not just elevations but the actual experience of a space. For me, if someone can impose a system of order that is not immediately recognizable which allows the user, or viewer, multiple subjective readings (the whole "phenomenal transparency" thing)is when art, photos, architecture, etc resonates with me. You can then come back to it again and again and always find something new.
That said, photo #2 frustrates me...photo #3 makes me happy.