I wanted to portray the different views of college and what people might expect when they begin their freshman year. When I was looking at colleges and deciding which one to attend, I found myself and people around me focusing on the social aspect of college.I thought college would be carefree and I would make connection with people right away. I also thought that I would be going out to eat a lot instead of eating at the dining hall. Although, college has the potential to be a giant party, I learned that you can’t focus on the social life and you don’t need to go out to a party to have fun or a “college experience.” I also found myself and others eating at the dining hall instead of going out to eat because it can be expensive. I also learned that papers, projects, and exams will pile up if you don’t take school seriously.
People have always cared about others opinions about themselves. I think social media has made this petty problem worse. Now people post pictures or statuses and obsess with the number of likes they get on their post. Social media has given people a window on each others lives and advanced technology has given people the power to check social media anywhere they go. Social media has distracted us. When people go out to dinner or spend time with friends and family, they take out their phones and instead of engaging in conversation, they look down at their phones to see what others are doing. I wanted to express how people obsess over these applications more than they should.
The diptych was difficult, yet fun to work on. I was hard finding images that work well with each other and to find so many of them. At the same time it pushed me to make combinations that I usually wouldn’t put together and went beyond the cliché ideas. I was very comfortable working with the DSLR camera and photoshop. I am also happy with the way my diptych photos turned out.
Every year, more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes. Domestic violence is more common then people are aware of. Children and their parents are nervous or scared to speak up. My goal of this project is to tell people that they can seek out help, even confidential help. Domestic violence can lead to depression, anxiety, and permanent psychological and physical damage. To help reduce these problems among families caused by domestic violence, the victims must stand up and speak out.