Wednesday, June 19, 2013

An Afternoon with OSAI Photography Students

by Catherine Roberts, OSAI PR Counselor

Fashion and celebrity photographer and filmmaker Troy Word has photographed some of the world's most important leaders and celebrities, including (to name a few) Barack Obama, George W. Bush, King Abdullah of Jordan, Matt Damon, Dolly Parton, John Stewart and Heidi Klum.

On day two of his OSAI photography class, Troy had his students work with somewhat less auspicious subjects: hard-boiled eggs.

Each student was given an egg and was told to use light to express an emotion. No drawing faces on the eggs—the one tool the students were given was light. Some used the professional lighting equipment inside the photo pavilion, while some chose to use the natural light of the outdoors.

The theory? Troy says that eggs aren’t so different from people—lighting has a similar effect on both when it comes to conveying emotion and mood. 

As camp progresses, students will move into taking portraits, using many of the same techniques they used on the eggs.  If you’d like to see the students’ work on display, visit the Art Gallery during ONSTAGE Weekend. The Gallery Opening Ceremony takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29 in the Amphitheater at the Quartz Mountain Arts & Conference Center. If you can’t make it out to Quartz Mountain, catch the Tour de Quartz exhibition when it comes to a museum or gallery near you. The Tour de Quartz is comprised of one piece of artwork from each of the 2013 OSAI drawing/painting and photography students, and the exhibition schedule will be posted on our website soon.

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