name. Amy Langner

right now. Third year studying Photography, based in Chicago, USA

instagram. @vi0letdreamer

website. www.amylangner.com

Diffraction

Can you describe the moment you wanted to capture?

A view of Christmas lights through diffraction glasses as one would see as though one were wearing the glasses.

 

Can you describe the moment you captured the photo?

Sitting in my friend’s living room, listening to chill music and enjoying the psychedelic art around the room accented by the diffracted colors of the lights.

 

Where were you when you realized you wanted to make this piece of art?

Hanging out at my friend’s house.

 

Were you listening to music when you created this piece?

Yes.

What have you learned since creating this piece?

Associations between colors and the way lights complement each other.

Color Cast

Can you describe the moment you wanted to capture?

A unique portrait of my boyfriend at night using the lights from a neon laundromat sign.

 

Can you describe the moment you captured the photo?

Taking a walk on a brisk winter night.

 

Where were you when you realized you wanted to make this piece of art?

Walking past a neon sign with very few other light sources around.

 

Were you listening to music when you created this piece?

No.

What have you learned since creating this piece?

Aspects of extreme color saturation that add to and detract from the look of a photo.

Amusement

Can you describe the moment you wanted to capture?

A long exposure of a ride at a street carnival

 

Can you describe the moment you captured the photo?

A warm spring evening walking among the many vibrant colors and sounds of a carnival

 

Where were you when you realized you wanted to make this piece of art?

Observing the different rides present at the carnival

 

Were you listening to music when you created this piece?

No

What have you learned since creating this piece?

Different lengths of time that are ideal for long exposures and how to improvise a tripod

Will Anderson

Can you describe the moment you wanted to capture?

A clear portrait of the lead singer at a concert.

 

Can you describe the moment you captured the photo?

Standing in a dark area at the edge of a raised stage in front of a row of bike racks meant to hold back the crowd.

 

Where were you when you realized you wanted to make this piece of art?

Assigned by my boss at the school newspaper to photograph a Parachute concert.

 

Were you listening to music when you created this piece?

Yes.

 

What have you learned since creating this piece?

Proper aperture and shutter speed to freeze quick motion while in a dark space.

She Had the World

Can you describe the moment you wanted to capture?

A vintage-inspired still life setup using objects from my living space.

 

Can you describe the moment you captured the photo?

In front of a sheet hanging off my desk, in between two lights I had set up attached to chairs.

 

Where were you when you realized you wanted to make this piece of art?

Assigned a final project for the photography class I was in at the time, wanting to practice more with creating still lifes.

 

Were you listening to music when you created this piece?

No.

 

What have you learned since creating this piece?

Angles of light and the types and intensity of shadows they produce.

Candyflip

Can you describe the moment you wanted to capture?

An abstract shot of an interestingly colored piece of foil.

 

Can you describe the moment you captured the photo?

A summer night in my bedroom.

 

Where were you when you realized you wanted to make this piece of art?

Receiving a gift partially wrapped in this foil.

 

Were you listening to music when you created this piece?

No.

 

What have you learned since creating this piece?

Lighting angles to produce minimal glare on a shiny surface.

Entropy

Can you describe the moment you wanted to capture?

A macro shot of water drops on my dad’s windshield after a carwash.

 

Can you describe the moment you captured the photo?

Early evening at the very beginning of the sunset in the summer, emerging from the chamber of a carwash.

 

Where were you when you realized you wanted to make this piece of art?

In the passenger seat of my dad’s truck.

 

Were you listening to music when you created this piece?

No.

 

What have you learned since creating this piece?

Unexpected candid moments sometimes create interesting compositions.

Whisper

Can you describe the moment you wanted to capture?

A shot of the clouds that conveys movement and the sound it would produce.

 

Can you describe the moment you captured the photo?

Walking along a path at my college during sunset at the beginning of a fall semester.

 

Where were you when you realized you wanted to make this piece of art?

Assigned to take a series of pictures that convey specific sounds for a previous photography class.

 

Were you listening to music when you created this piece?

I don’t remember.

 

What have you learned since creating this piece?

Use of titles to further convey the intended idea of a photo.

Sprites

Can you describe the moment you wanted to capture?

A view of a flowered bush using interesting focus points.

 

Can you describe the moment you captured the photo?

Walking through a forest preserve, eager to try out the new camera I received for Christmas.

 

Where were you when you realized you wanted to make this piece of art?

Catching sight of the bush along the side of the path I was on.

 

Were you listening to music when you created this piece?

No.

What have you learned since creating this piece?

Manual focus can be an effective composition tool when used meticulously.