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A little less than a happy high
Voices in the Underdark
I've always had something of a fascination with the various performers that make their way onto the T platforms, and with the acquisition of my new toy camera, I've been tempted to try something that's been stirring in the back of my mind for a while now.

The idea is to record images of the performers and audience found at Park Street over a series of days (weeks? months?) at about the same time each day. The question is how to do it best? And later, how to array the results? My initial inclination was to shoot from a single from another platform (there are a couple of test shots for this... let me know if you're curious), but I'm not sure that provides quite what I'm looking for.

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cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: February 13th, 2004 12:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would definitely experiment for a good location (in terms of lighting and effect) and then shoot from that same place each day. But that's just my take.
komos From: komos Date: February 14th, 2004 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Where I have been shooting frames the shot with a red pilar on the right and one of the Park Street signs in the upper left. It's interesting to me, but I'm slung off to the left and am not really getting a clear shot of the performer.

Swinging to the center platform, I end up with a clearer view, but really a much more standard shot.

Dunno. I'm still tinkering. Thanks for the input, though.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: February 13th, 2004 07:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Lots of ideas for you... (I hope they are the type you were looking for)

Hmm. It certainly sounds interesting; I'd like to see the test shots. Are you looking to juxtapose the different artists and their audiences, or to show the similarities across days? Having a spot that you take the photos from, but shifting the angle of the camera or the central focus of the photo each time, could turn out some interesting results. Taking multiple shots with different compositions each time you shoot could also provide unique images. Or, you could choose a static postition with the background always in the same position, forcing the viewer to really see the day-to-day differences in people. Or, you could shift it ever-so-slightly from day-to-day. You could array the final shots by season of the year, or group them by the performer.
komos From: komos Date: February 14th, 2004 10:05 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll have to get them off Tuesday unless I can switch to the other PC. (This one's been acting strangely.)
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