Inspired by “Sleeping by the Mississippi”
These are photographs taken by a black and white SLR camera. I decided to take black and white photographs for this assignment because I was trying to replicate the theme of peace and emptiness from “Sleeping by the Mississippi”. Usually with black and white photography it is easier to express a calm mood through a photo. Most of the pictures in “Sleeping by the Mississippi” consisted photographs of empty and ruined space or pictures of a subject being surrounded by negative space with random objects. I think all of my photographed showed the theme of emptiness very well. They all had a lot of unoccupied space which greatly allowed the photograph to have the mood of calm and silent. Overall I personal think my photographs were almost the exact replicate of “Sleeping by the Mississippi” series photo.