Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Shepard Fairey

I believe that Shepard Fairey's manipulation of this photograph of Barack Obama is completely within fair-use. He's manipulated the image to the point that the viewer cannot tell where Obama is or what he is doing. The only aspect of the image that has remained the same is the position in which Obama is sitting. Fairey has manipulated the colors to make the image more patriotic. Obama looks as though he is looking forward into the future in Fairey's artwork. In the original photograph, Obama just looks as though he is looking at something in particular. Fairey also was not asking for money for the posters. He was not making a profit, so it should not matter that he used it. Fairey's image is an artwork. The original photograph is considered a photojournalistic piece.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

On Wednesday, March 9th I made a trip to NYC with some friends. We stopped by the Well Hung art show to see this intense and beautiful photograph taken by artist/actor Norman Reedus. The photo was taken in a prison basement in Moscow.

While in NYC, we also stopped by MOMA to see the Picasso exhibit. The exhibit had a lot of large sketches that he did in preparation for final pieces. The exhibit also included pages from some of his sketchbooks.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Composite Image

From Feb 28, 2011

Video Response

I when people post images publically on the internet in places like google and flicker, they are setting themselves up to have their images used by other people. I feel as long as the person borrowing the image isn't using it for profit, they don't really need permission to use it. If they borrow an image and plan to use it for profit, they need permission from the owner of the image. I feel they should manipulate the image as well so that they aren't taking the same exact image. The same applies for audio. I think with permission or if far use applies, people should be able to borrow audio. People should only need permission for these things if they plan on gaining from their use.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011