Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Activity Attendance: Duck Hunt at Sweet Hall

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On March 28th, I went to an activity with my dorm hall friends hosted by the RA's called Duck Hunt. Around the building were small rubber ducks with numbers on the back and you had to find three then go back inside. Certain numbers had prize winners such as an i-pad mini and a $25 dollar gift card to Target. This event was fun because all of my friends did this with me and we competed on who could find the most ducks first!

Activity attendance : Chris Herren

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The picture on the left I found on Google of a close-up of Chris Herren speaking to a different school.
The picture on the right was taken by myself , it is not very clear because I had to sit far in the back. 

On Wednesday April 2nd at 8 pm , I went to the event by a speaker named Chris Herren in Roberts Hall auditorium. Herren was an all star basketball player that played for Fresno State,Boston College,the Denver Nuggets, then the  the Boston Celtics but was then kicked off from all of these teams due to substance abuse during his entire basketball career. Chances after chances were given until Chris lost his future, family , and many friends. Chris Herren's famous line was "it started with red solo cups and blunts". This speech was very inspirational being a student in college because drugs and alcohol are relevant to many students. It was eye opening to see the amount of people that went and the amount of people that are affected by alcohol and drugs in their daily lives. I feel that Herren's organization called "Project Purple" is a great way to get people involved and to spread the awareness that so many people are suffering from alcohol and drug addictions.  

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Don Food Presentation


Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Family photo - framing

What does this photo mean to you?

      This photo means a lot to me because it was my high school graduation. My family members are my biggest supporters and have been by my side every step of the way. My senior year was the best and the worst in many ways.My mom was in and out of the hospital and I could never really focus on just my school work. I did my best and tried really hard to get everything done. By mid May my mom was doing a lot better and was able to help me with the college process and my senior portfolio presentation.
     Graduating was a huge accomplishment in my family. My parents never really had the option to go to college so high school was their biggest degree, plus my mom getting her hairdressing degree. My dad has worked with the same company ever since he was 19 and always puts the family first. My sister, Kait who is 21, graduated in 2011 even with all the struggles she has gone through with cerebral palsy.
      Graduating to me felt as if I was completely done with high school and was ready for the next big thing in my life , which was RIC. Crossing that stage I just had the biggest smile on my face, was full of butterflies and couldn't wait to move forward. Being with my family in this picture shows happiness,achievement, and love for one another.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Still life of me with poem

I made it to Ireland 
Free of worries in a sea of green land
Here I am standing on a stone wall 
Taking the picture before I fall 

I wish I was there forever 
Even though I'd need a sweater 

This was the first time I got to travel 
Finding myself began to unravel 
Enjoying my life as I'm standing still 
Living this journey is a thrill. 

-Lauren Iannuccilli  

Friday, January 31, 2014

How does perspective change the way you "see" yourself ?

How does perspective change the way you "see" yourself ?
  Perspective changes the way I see myself because I feel that people , including myself don't always see themselves for who they really are. A picture is worth a thousand words whether it's a silly one laughing with your friend or a family wedding. Appearance is a big key in today's society and I feel as though certain perspectives portray certain emotions and expressions. 

   In class today we were asked to have someone take pictures of ourselves in different perspectives such as bird's eye view , worm's eye view , mystery view , your own eye view ,and a surprise view. I chose to upload two of the five options by using bird's eye view which is a general view from above. I also chose to do the mystery view which is an image that my classmate took from the side.

  The first picture I chose to upload was called bird's eye view. In this picture I am in a crouched position holding a piece of paper that could possibly be homework. I am hiding my face from the camera with my hood up. The way I am looking down shows that I'm not really interested in the homework and that I could be tired of what I'm doing. The placement of my hands shows the emotions of either being sad or upset. 

    The second image of myself was a surprise view where I hid my reflection holding a piece of paper to hide my face. My posture in the picture is standing straight up. I feel this possibly shows the energy in me that I wanted to take the picture.My face being hidden doesn't show my expressions or emotions. The background was blank as well as the paper.

    To conclude , from the photos of me you can see how perspective changed the view of how myself and others see myself. Taking pictures at different angles help me see myself  and how I wouldn't actually see things in that perspective/angle. 
Bird's eye view ^ 

Surprise view ^ 



Thursday, January 30, 2014

Assignment #2 - Visual Analysis Painting

In   The oil painting called ''Olympia" by  Edouard Manet the image displays evidence of objects, emotions, eye-grabbing images, and reasoning as to why these appear in the portrait. The image is basically black and white with a small focus of color. The biggest focal point of the image is of a naked woman sitting on either a couch or bed covering her body parts. Her body seems to be the main focus due to her nudity and the fact that she seems more powerful with a semi- visual black man next to her that is catering her with flowers. The image discretely  shows the black mans face along with a black cat resting on her bed. The background of the image is pretty empty and appears to show a small amount of detail to the background which is mostly just plain wallpaper.

 The image displays many details such as a naked woman with a black person serving her flowers making the image feeling uncomfortable because of the fact that she's naked leading you to believe that she is superior than the man catering to her. The eye grabbing image was the flower in the woman's hair and the flowers in the man's hands because the rest of the color in the image is mostly black and white. The images that grab my attention the most is the obvious fact that she is naked and the flower in her hair due to the colors used in the portrait. The small details in the background draw the viewer to the naked woman and flower in her hair. 

The woman's facial expressions is kind of staring off into the distance and the man is staring at her with a surprised look, (possibly to why she is naked.) The woman has a stern expression on her face and looks semi-angry.The overall feelings I receive from this image is uncomfortable because she is naked and she seems to not care that anyone sees her that way. I came to this conclusion because of the image on the black mans face and the very non-detailed background. 

To conclude ,images such as this one drew a conclusion that the woman in power seems to be the naked one. The naked woman's powerful and stern expression proves that when in power things seem to be eye- grabbing and emotional. 

"Olympia and Venus of Urbino Together at Last." Weblog post. The History Blog RSS. N.p., 28 Feb. 2013. Web. 28 Jan. 2014.

Friday, January 24, 2014

How do you use online photography?

I use online photography through several social media sites such as Facebook , Instagram , and Twitter. On these account I am friends and followers of many people that I associate with. I post many pictures of myself, family, friends , food, and activities that I do for fun . Pictures such as my trip to Ireland are posted on each site. On Facebook , I have albums of memories and events throughout my life. Instagram and Twitter are mostly pictures of myself,events or activities that I attend. 
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