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The Amazing Stories Behind Pictures: Places, Events, Poetry, Works of Art Some pictures have far more to see than what is immediately obvious. It's also a window and a library of whatever went before. Tell us this and so we'll be taken beyond the picture deep into the nature and feelings that will buttress the pictures and pull us to come back.

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Old October 17th, 2010, 12:30 PM
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I was recently asked to take some photographs of a work by Denise Whitebread Fanning called "Homeland Security." It's about raising children in a dangerous world (more about the work can be found here).

All shots were handheld.

ISO 200, f/4.0, 1/125.



Homeland Security 1: Jacob Eliana


ISO 200, 1/500, f/4.0



Homeland Security 2: Jacob Eliana
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Old October 17th, 2010, 12:32 PM
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ISO 200, 1/320, f/8.0



Homeland Security 3: Jacob Eliana



ISO 200, f/4.0, 1/800



Homeland Security 4: Jacob Eliana
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Old October 17th, 2010, 06:11 PM
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ISO 200, 1/320, f/8.0



Homeland Security 3: Jacob Eliana



ISO 200, f/4.0, 1/800



Homeland Security 4: Jacob Eliana

I'm impressed. I hope you took wide pictures too!

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Old October 17th, 2010, 06:15 PM
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I did indeed! It was a bit difficult because of scheduling conflicts and a short amount of time between when the artist finished the project and the installation of the exhibit. The lighting was far from ideal and it was hard for the children to be in the suits and pose for any length of time.

I'm hoping to get some shots of the project when it's installed for the exhibit.
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Old October 17th, 2010, 06:24 PM
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I did indeed!
Great, Rachel. That's wonderful!

So where is the exhibit and how long will it be up or acting out?

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Old October 17th, 2010, 06:33 PM
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It opens at Central Michigan University. I suspect it will go more interesting places after that.
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Old October 17th, 2010, 07:01 PM
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Some of the photos documenting the family in the suits will be part of the exhibition. I'm pleased with that.
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Old October 17th, 2010, 11:09 PM
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Rachel, I am happy for your success. The group photo and the woman's close-up are particularly appealing to me.

My interpretation of these images might be off the mark, so could you please tell me why the
individual tents and isolation? Interesting and intriguing concept.

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Old October 18th, 2010, 05:01 AM
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It's about trying to protect a family in an increasingly dangerous world.
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Old October 18th, 2010, 08:49 AM
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Rachel,

Returning to composition look at trimming from the top and lower portion to frame the figures in a peaceful horizontal format.



Homeland Security 1: Jacob Eliana


This would remove what to me, at least, is a sense that the figures could be anywhere.




Homeland Security 2: Jacob Eliana


What do you think about lightening the child's face.

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Old October 18th, 2010, 10:57 AM
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Good suggestion.

I think this might be a time to use layers and masks!
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Old October 19th, 2010, 11:49 AM
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Hi, Rachel,

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Good suggestion.

I think this might be a time to use layers and masks!
But aren't masks scary to little kids?

Best regards,

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Old October 19th, 2010, 06:33 PM
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Well, it is almost Halloween.....
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Old November 28th, 2010, 10:07 AM
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ISO 200, 1/320, f/8.0



Homeland Security 3: Jacob Eliana



ISO 200, f/4.0, 1/800



Homeland Security 4: Jacob Eliana
Rachel

I am in awe at this work... I need more ! will there be another performance of this.

Cheers
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Old November 28th, 2010, 12:41 PM
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Thank you, Mark. The artist is truly creative and gifted. I'm hoping the work will be displayed in other venues.
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