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昨日

Posted in My art pieces on September 29, 2009 by Kangyan

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昨天

天上有一道彩虹

糖果的颜色

甜饼的香气

孩子伸长脖子咬它一口

洋溢满嘴的幸福

 

 

彩虹挂着, 淡去         

孩子睡着了, 梦中笑了

婴儿般地抿抿嘴

彩虹有牙印!

 

天上

彩虹不见了

孩子闭起眼睛…昨天,

 

糖果的颜色

甜饼的香气

 

孩子伸长脖子

 

咦! 天上的云一团一团

棉花糖的形状

茉莉花的滋味!

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Così bello

Posted in My art pieces on September 28, 2009 by Kangyan

Così bello

Così bello, “so beautiful” in Spanish, was the theme of NYchoir concert 2006. Much inspired by that gorgeous name, proudly presenting to you a photograph in search of something glam and beautiful. 

Model: TingChih

Photographer: Kangyan

Editing: Kangyan

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DESIGN

Posted in My inspirations on September 28, 2009 by Kangyan

Designers can be inspired by many different things. Usually it is something they have seen. Maybe in the studio or at the book store or while waiting for a bus or sitting in a dentist’s office.

When I began designing my first line of handbags, my inspirations were color and the beach. Hoping to find new and interesting ways of putting colors and prints together, I set out to make a collection of summer tote bags. I decided to keep the outside of the bags simple, saving the printed fabric for the inside lining. Since I was making a collection for summer, I had to choose materials and colors that were fitting to that time of year.

For materials, I had to make sure that I used something that was not uncomfortable to wear in hot weather and something that would be durable whether you are bringing your bag to the beach or using it on a daily basis.

When thinking about the colors I should use, I wanted to go with brighter shades instead of dark colors that may be more appropriate for a fall or winter collection. The color palette Also called a “color lookup table,” “lookup table,” “index map,” “color table” or “color map,” it is a commonly used method for saving file space when creating 8-bit color images.  is very important when you are trying to represent a season.

With the season and color palette set, I began making sketches of various designs. I found myself covering the walls of my studio with pages I had torn from magazines, old receipts, cards from friends, in fact, anything I came across that I thought might inspire me along the way. I remember, one day getting a receipt at a nearby store. This was no ordinary receipt. When the paper in a receipt printer starts to run out it makes pinkish-red lines on the white paper. I saw pink and white stripes. This immediately made it to the wall. I could already see the receipt as one of my prints.

Often, designers will also create a “concept board” which includes the same types of materials they hang on their walls. A concept board is a collection of images and can be a great way to present your ideas to others. Not only will it show your inspiration, it will also describe the thinking behind each design as well as the colors you want to use.

After sketching, I finally chose the one I liked the most and the one I thought made the most sense. A designer should always think about the person who will use what they create and who better to test it on than yourself. How would I feel wearing or carrying this bag? And how would it feel against my shoulder?

 

Although creating designs can be exciting and rewarding, it takes dedication and a great deal of hard work. However, when you see that first finished bag and more importantly see someone you don’t even know carrying it around, all the effort is more than worth it. This is one of the best parts of being a designer.

This little article talks in a light hearted tone about the brief process of a hand bag design. It shows to me clearly how fashion design is actually different from our traditional kind of art– it need to be put into practical use. So we need to first leave our idealistic assumption that everything that look good on paper would create a boom in sale. not true. questions like How would I feel wearing or carrying this bag? And how would it feel against my shoulder? what material to use? what color suits the seasonal trend? are all essential to the final product of the design. this article has inspired me to look at different forms of art from differnt angles and perspectives, and that not all art are paintings hung on the pristine gallery or museums. The last ending phrase really prompted me into wanting to try out designing one day as when you see that first finished bag and more importantly see someone you don’t even know carrying it around, all the effort is more than worth it. This is one of the best parts of being a designer.

 

 

Piet Mondrian and Mark Rothko

Posted in My writings on September 28, 2009 by Kangyan

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Mondrian, Piet’s work are mostly with bright primary colours, e.g red, blue and yellow or noncolors of black, gray and white. In most of his later work, squarish shapes rectangular planes or prisms started to be the signature style, also a significant component of the Neoplasticism which he founded. (like The Compositions.) In his artwork, there is seldom or no symmetrical compositions or shapes, an aesthetic balance is to be achieved and is done through the use of opposition. He was very precise about the accurateness and pureness of the colours and lines, thus straight lines and clean colours are commonly found in his works.
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> From the cube-like and gagged-edged style of his painting, we could see influence of cubism on his works. He was influenced by Cubism to the point of taking art studies in Paris at the late age of about forty. Had previously been acquainted with artists influenced by Fauvism and Pointillism, thus the daring bright and pure primary colours in his works, abstractness is also resulted. But these schools of thought in art were left behind at he developed his own doctrine of art, called Neoplasticism. The work Broadway Boogie-Woogie portrays best represents his developed style, being so abstract, that the subject matter are not clear to the audience, thus leaving great rooms for imagination, with balanced composition, bright colours, precise lines and shapes.
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In comparism of Mark Rothko’s later works, also his signature style, the are some significant similarity and differences. Example of obvious differences are firstly the colours used is not as bright and basic as Mondrian, Piet’s works. Also, the lines and shapes are not as straight, precise or accurate as Mondrian, Piet’s works. But rather, colours are muddied and mixed.
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> The main similarity between the two is probably the use of geometrical shapes and compositions in the artwork. Although both artists are similar in terms of using rectangular planes or prism, the works of Mark Rothko seems much more expressive than that of Mondrian. This may be due to the earthy colors, the not-so-precise lines and shapes and the more expressive brushstrokes.
> Both artworks of the 2 artists are mostly towards the fields of influence under abstract art or cubism, thus appearing not able to relate to subject matter, leaving rooms for imagination of the audiences.
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> Because Rothko was in New York, he was in an environment in which he was able to learn a lot about different types of art such as German Expressionism and Surrealism. finally he found inspiration in mythology and philosophy. His later works are influenced by Clyfford Still, and his work start to became less surrealistic and mythological, and more abstract. Thus leading to his later works like Untitled [Seagram Mural]. Where 2 different shades of red (dark red and reddish brown) are used to make the composition of 2 squarish shapes.

Another collections of Photos

Posted in My inspirations on September 28, 2009 by Kangyan

I am really into those stunning photos. Photography is a very powerful medium and a very difficult craft. Excellent photos tell stories, awake feelings and manage to share with the audience the emotions a photographer experienced when clicking the shot button. To achieve brilliant photography one need lots of practice and patience. However, it is worth it: the results can be truly stunning.
The sky is reflected in a drop of water. Beautiful scenery.

Mind-Blowing Photos - : Sky

Beautiful sand textures, beautiful composition and somehow a very sad story hidden behind the image.

Mind-Blowing Photos - Returning to the same ocean.

A colorful tree from a different perspective.

Mind-Blowing Photos - FFFFOUND!

Pure beauty. No words are necessary.

Mind-Blowing Photos - Autumn in red

Blue baloon, a small detail, gives the picture an incredible power.

Mind-Blowing Photos - FlickrMeeting - Genova - G3 - [Ghe semmu + DieciCento + Milanoue!!W ]

Incredible scenery. Apparently, the shot was made on the boat in the middle of the sea.

Mind-Blowing Photos - FFFFOUND!

“If I was an old building I would want to be by the ocean. Till’ the end of times”. Photographed at the old fishing piers of the Texas Bolivar Peninsula.

Mind-Blowing Photos - If I was an old building..... by `foureyes on deviantART

“It’s hard to get the right exposure, with them being white, and with the fact they don’t stay still unless they’re sleeping.”

Mind-Blowing Photos - bee

different from the photo colletion of Jingna Zemotion, these are copyrighted photos of differnt photographers. these stunning works has inspired me to look at the world in all the different perspectives and not to be afraid to face challenges. They have taught me that changing one’s mindset and exploring for a different angle will result in something surprising and beautiful like those posted up there.

Inspirations

Posted in My inspirations on September 28, 2009 by Kangyan

60 sources of inspirations for photography…

best 21 (:

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 1. Play with Photoshop ( A BIG YES XD )
So much of photography these days happens after the shutter release has been pressed. There’s probably a ton of things that you don’t know how to do in Photoshop. Learn something new and see what that does for your photography potential.

3. Watch a Movie
Movies have cinematographers too, some scenes are just so beautiful that you want to snap it immediately. There’s not much you can’t learn about landscape photography by sitting back and watching an old Sergio Leone film.

4. Read a Newspaper
Or you can be a little more intellectual and read a newspaper. The Sunday magazines have the best photos but the work by the staff photographers can be great models for creating striking images for amateurs as well as for photojournalists.

7. Check out Some Wedding Photojournalism (definitely)
It might not be the sort of thing that your clients expect, but the images on display at the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s website might get you thinking about brides and grooms in a whole new way. Instead of the posing and the tripod, you’ll get to blend into the crowd and document the scene. It’s a whole new skill and it could give your wedding photography a whole new lease of life.

8. Hit the Water (this is interesting!)
You don’t have to be a scuba diver to shoot underwater images. You just need waterproof housing and access to the sea, a swimming pool or even a pond. And once you’re wet, don’t forget to look up as well as down. Some of the most inspiring images can be taken at the point where the light hits the surface of the water.

9. Hit the Streets
There’s a good reason that street photography is so popular: there are so many good things to shoot there. If you haven’t been photographing roads and crowds, give it a go. And if you have, try a different road.

11. Watch a Sports Event (and capture some actions )
The pros have it easiest at sports events with prime positions and lenses longer than your arm. But you can still try something new at your park on a Saturday afternoon.

12. Visit the Zoo
It might not be as thrilling as a Kenyan safari, but a zoo still has the sort of photographic subjects you can’t find anywhere else. Of course, you don’t have to try to squeeze your lens between the bars. Shooting the kids in awe at the monkeys can create some interesting images too.

13. Shoot Fast at a Race Track

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Race tracks also give you an opportunity to use a new technique: speed. Fast cars and a faster shutter speed can make for some inspired shooting.

14. Visit an Exhibition (like Zemotion’s  > <)
Obvious, really. And yet so often overlooked. Any decent-sized town is likely to have at least one photographic exhibition on at any one time. Take in yours and see what the top photographers did to get on the wall.

15. Browse Google Images
You don’t even have to leave the house to find inspiring images though. Toss keywords into Google Images, admire the good photos that turn up and ask how you would have improved the poor ones.

19. Change your Angle (very true indeed)
Most people shoot an object by placing the lens right in front of it. When David Rubinger lay on the floor to shoot up at paratroopers in front of Jerusalem’s Western Wall during Israel’s Six Day War, he created an iconic image. What would you create?

27. Make Friends in the Photography World
Some photographers find it easiest to shoot alone. Others like to shoot as a group. Everyone can benefit from the feedback, discussions and habits of other photographers.

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Photography: hen power

When you’re stuck for a subject, always remember that there’s an interesting one behind the lens too. Be brave. Put yourself in the shot for a change.

30. Revisit Your Past
You probably have a stack of old images that you rarely review, including many that you can’t bring yourself to look at. Give them another chance. A shot that failed a few years ago might well be achievable today — and give you ideas for more.

32. Ask “What if…?”
Some of the greatest artistic answers have come from asking the right questions. A good one to start with is always “What if…?” What if you focused on the foreground instead of the background? What if you changed the ISO? What if you got a flash of inspiration?

41. Play with Colors
Or be traditional and paint your pictures with bold colors and sharp contrasts. Or try using different tones of just one or two colors and see what that does for yourt results. It might not be original but if you haven’t done it before, it could be time to give experimenting with colors a try.

42. Drop Color Altogether

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Photography: cayusa

Of course, you could also be super-traditional and focus on practicing your skills in black-and-white. Do you know which shots would look best without color?

43. Play with Settings
Chances are, once you’ve found a camera setting that works for you, you don’t stray from it too far. So start straying. Play with the exposure, change the ISO, switch the shutter speed. And build on the results.

50. Take any Class

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Photography: absolutwade

But you don’t have to limit yourself to a photography class. A cooking class will let you create photography subjects that you can eat. A flower-arranging class could give you new ideas for floral photography. Even an origami class could provide a pile of new ideas for images.

51. Define the Perfect Image
Do you know what the perfect image would look like? Bet you’re thinking about it now, right? Instead of thinking how good the next shoot would be, try thinking about what the best shot would look like… then find it.