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Assignment 1: Contrasts – Part One; Matching pairs from the Archive

The first part of my first assignment is to match pairs from photographs I?ve taken in the past.  The aim is to practice recognition and selection in contrasting concepts.

First pair – Light/Dark

Light

This image is all about the beam of sunlight, the reflections in the ice and snow and the particles within the beam of light.

Dark

This image portrays ?dark? in both the literal sense, with the black-painted bricks, and in the metaphorical sense of ?tragedy?.

Second pair – Many/Few

Many

No explanation needed, very literal.

Again, literal.

Third pair – Pointed/Blunt

Pointed

Both in terms of the beak, and the icey, cutting, stare.

It?s a spoon.  Say no more.

Fourth pair – Transparent/Opaque

Transparent

I think this one?s pretty clear (pardon the pun).

Opaque

No clearer illustration of ?opaque? than a brick wall.

Now comes the hard part of the assignment – shooting at least 8 pairs of new images illustrating contrasts.

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