Just want to continue the anlysis to the pics which were taken by Diane Arbus.

This is one of the most famouse photos taken by Diane arbus. “Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey”(1967)

The two yough twins stared into the camera, standing side by side in matching black dresses ,white tight, and white headhands in their dark hair. Which makes the colour of balck and white to be clearly to distinguished. And also combine with the white wall makes the whole image looks bright. This image was involved in the question of identity”Who are u and who am i.” That is what Diane Arbus want to express from this image. It also echoed in the film’The shining”, which derected by Stanley Kubrick in 1980.

Here is the picture”Jewish Giant at home with his parents in Bronx”(1970)

The man is called Eddie Carmel, he was known as the “Jewish Giant “and was an carnival/sideshow entertainer. In this image, it looks like the peole see their talking from the camera. Eddie’s parents should raise their head to talk with him and makes the whole image unusual. Actually, that is what Diane Arbus’s photoes always focus on.

“It’s important to take bad pictures. It’s the bad ones that have to do with what you’ve never done before. They can make you recognize something you hadn’t seen in a way that will make you recognize it when you see it again.” — Diane Arbus

So, her own evident intimacy with the extraodinary subjects of her photos to express something which always be ignored.

There are some quotes from Diane Arbus, which i think they are useflu for us to understand the images were taken by her.

“[Our self-image is] that gap between intention and effect”
— Diane Arbus

“I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.”
— Diane Arbus

“Everyone has that thing where they need to look one way but they come out looking another way that’s what people observe.”
— Diane Arbus

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.”
— Diane Arbus

“I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do – that was one of my favorite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse.”
— Diane Arbus

“I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.”
— Diane Arbus

“I work from awkwardness. By that I mean I don’t like to arrange things. If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself.”
— Diane Arbus

“Most people go through life dreading they’ll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They’ve already passed their test in life. They’re aristocrats.”
— Diane Arbus

“Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.”
— Diane Arbus

At last , i put our PPT about presentation in media, then everyone can look through it.Diane Arbus


~ by cici928 on January 31, 2010.

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