28-09-10

Details

I love details, in everything I do I'm looking for details. I think when you see the beauty in some little things in life you start to appreciate it more. When I make photo's I always look at the small things, I zoom in big time and sometimes I lay down on the ground just to make a picture of a detail. Just look around you and try to see things you like or things you think look good. For example; I like how the droplets of water are chilling on the grass in the morning, how smoke is making his way into the air, how rust is taking over an iron object, how people subconsciously move their body (just watch a person whenever he or she is concentrating and you will know what I mean). I like it how fire can dance, how music can change your mood. I can go on forever with little things that I love, but the one thing I'm just saying is; look in your surroundings and find some details.. You will appreciate the world, the people and just random things way more. Take this with you if you are ever doing something creative like photoshop or photography and make sure you integrate some details so it remains interesting and good looking.

23-09-10

The Urban Mayhem logo

This afternoon I had a lot of spare time, no work and no sports this evening.. So I started Photoshop to start working on our groups logo.. We already shared some ideas the last couple of days, so with those thoughts in my head I started doodling in photoshop and illustrator. The idea was to create a sort of superhero logo with the initials and the urban environment integrated. After a couple of tries in Illustrator I came with a pretty good draft, I transferred it into photoshop and started to make it look cool.. I also created a step by step picture of what I did (in photoshop). Anyways, see here the results



14-09-10

Assignment Graphic Design

Today we had to present our homework in front of the class. The assignment was to edit a picture 9 times, we had to enhance the pictures message, we had to change its message and we had to remove its message. We had to do this by adding an element, removing an element and by exchanging an element. So thats 3x3=9. See here the original picture and underneath my work:

Promotion Urban Mayhem

For yesterdays "We create identity" assignment we had to make a promotion video for our project. Eventually we have to make an interactive video, with (un)safety in the urban environment as theme. The other groupmembers are:

Nick: Nick's blog
Sharah: Sharah's blog
Chris: Chris' blog

We used the city as inspiration for our project, for example traffic. Traffic is something we face every single day, we travel by foot, by bike, by car, by public transportation, etc. If you participate in traffic every day, you get used to it and its dangers. But there is still a chance that you get in an accident, every couple of seconds somebody dies or gets injured in traffic. With our video we are trying to make people aware of the dangers in the urban environment, and we are trying to convince them to think before they act and put their lives or the lives of another person in danger.

Well here is the promotion, sit back and enjoy:
Urban Mayhem