Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Classic - Kelsey Hansen

In my opinion there is nothing more classic than a man playing a grand piano. I was walking through the Portland airport and noticed this man, William Fischer, playing the piano. As I thought more about it, I realized the classic feel a piano has. Anymore, you hear bands with multiple instruments and most of the time, someone singing. But, not very often do you hear just a piano. To me it was the perfect description of "classic".


Neo-classic is a revival of classical aesthetics, literatures, and classical ideals of reason and restraint... It is a revival of decorative arts chharacterized by order, symetry, and simplicity of form and style. This is my take on something classic. All I did was put my X on it.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Philip Burdette: Classic

When thinking of a way to capture the essence of a "classic" image I went back to film shooting. I pulled out my old Holga 120 film camera and began shooting. I think I pulled it off with this image gives a real classic feel. I love how dark the background gets it really keeps your eye on the subject.

Classic - The one with the Old Machine - MacKenzie Carullo

   The word classic can be interpreted into many different ideas for every person. For me growing up meant hardwork, your hands would have blisters, your body covered in sweat and you would be exhausted. But after word the family would come together look at the hard work they put in and be proud of a job well done.         
  When I think of today it is full of technology that gets the job done faster, cheaper and with less quality. This generations wants what they want  five seconds earlier than the idea. This piece of machinery brought me back to a time when the pace of life was slower. Hard work was honorable and respected. There was not many distractions from family, friends and real life. This is classic to me because it symbolizes a time when families work together to gather their crops for themselves and for sale. It brought the family together in good times and bad.

CLASSIC: Raydene Salinas

Family photos in the park. This is a pretty classic scene to see in the parks during the fall. Just this weekend, my friend Shawn called me to ask if I would take family pictures of her, her boyfriend and their two dogs. I jumped at the chance, because it's been a long time since I've taken family portraits and I liked the addition of the dogs in the shot.

Their dogs added a fun element that is often lacking in family pictures. Shawn enabled me to take something classic, like family portraits, and do a modern twist. We had a blast running all over the park with the dogs, tossing leaves, and creating beautiful photographs.

Classic: Mike Fabricius

, originally uploaded by Fabricius Photography.
The Fox is located on "The Hill", a popular commercial, restaurant, and bar district in Boulder, CO. The theater is located on 13th Street between a restaurant and the vacant Tulagi (Boulder) club. The Fox is located two blocks from the University of Colorado campus.

Originally constructed in 1926 as the Rialto Theatre, the building at 1135 13th Street had a number of occupants in its early years. The ownership record is nearly as convoluted as the list of business occupants. The property was sold in April 1926 by William Beach to Adrian G. Diez, who constructed the building. He sold it in May 1927 to the Curran-Isis Theatres Company (Frank Ricketson and associates). They sold in 1930 to the Fox Colorado Theatre Group, who in turn sold it in 1933 to the Fox Colorado Theatre Company. A quitclaim deed in 1935 resulted with the Boulder K & F Realty Company as the new owner. They sold it in 1946 to the Isis Theatre Company (also Fox Intermountain Theaters). County Assessor’s records are not available until a transaction in 1978, when the building was sold by the National General Theaters to the Mann Theaters Corporation. This company sold the property in 1988 to Cinamerica Theaters. In 1994, the present owner, Celtic Properties, purchased the building at 1135 13th Street. Read

Classic: Sharon Arnoldi

Last week while sorting through old stuff, I found my Nana's box of toys that she used to play with my brother and I when we were little. We mainly played with wooden blocks and dominoes, however occasionally we were allowed to bring out the marbles and as we got older she always made us play scrabble right before bedtime.

Classic: Cameron Dabney

When I think of the word classic, the first thing that comes to mind is elegeance and black and white. Classic to me means simple but beautiful. Black and white photography was the first types of images produced, but even today it is so popular becuase it can change the whole feeling of an image. I love this photo becuase eventhough she is an expecting mother with a big tummy, it has an elegant feel to it. Her hand positioning and the silhouette makes the photo feel like the “classic” I described.

Classic: Jeff Sipes

There are many different ways you can look at what classic means to you.  A Coca-Cola is one of the most classic things you can find and has been around since 1944.  It has been around for a long time and everybody knows the company. The classic part of Coca-Cola are the bottles.  A drink that can be refreshing and a drink that most people like.  You can guarantee Coca-Cola will always be around.

Classic: Candice Swanson

The concept of classical brought two things to mind, which were a classic car and a classic picture of a high school senior. High school senior boys are all about their cars, how fast it can go and how loud their stereos are, so he was very happy to let me take his picture with his cool blue 1966 Ford Mustang.

Classic: Anthony S. Archuleta

Nothing says "classic", like a pairs of jeans and a white t-shirt. Bringing back a traditional Calvin Klein look is something I remember growing to be an iconic photo. I went with a dirtier and grittier attempt here.

Model: Carlos Fillis

Classic: AMM

Over the past few years I have become a collector of antique cameras. One of my favorites is my Polaroid Land Camera. Although this beautiful camera will not fire (due to a faulty shutter spring), it always gives me a sense of nostalgia. When I look at it, I am reminded to think about the basics and not get so caught up with the fancy gadgets of the digital age. Its all about making good photography. How you do it really isn't that important.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Classical: Clint Kaiser

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of a "classical" image is a classical car, specifically the Mustang. The beauty and uniqueness of this car will bring anyone back to the past.