This week we were asked to capture images of Noir elements. Something I thought would be easy, but it was actually a bit challenging and it has also been very cold this week, which doesn’t make me want to walk around outside taking pictures.
My first picture is “the grittiness of built environment”. I don’t think you get any grittier than Annex A. It had also rained earlier that day so the side walk shimmered.
I tried very hard to get a “Venetian Blind effect” this was the best I could do. The problem was that I don’t have Venetian blinds and the sun does not hit my apartment correctly. But I tried, because I really wanted to take this picture.
I think this picture represented a”sense of drama and/or moodiness”. I think the haze that overpowers the picture makes it dramatic.
As I mentioned in my film post, the angles that stairwells create evoke a feeling of noir, which is why I chose a stairwell for “off-kilter or unusual camera angle/framing”.
And then my last photo, because I couldn’t resist is a “Noir cat”. I was looking for one everywhere I went this week. I even chased some poor soul’s cat down on College Avenue. But then I found a cat sitting in my own backyard, lurking.