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Tyler Jones’ image of Griffin May.

Tyler Jones’ Projector Portrait

Senior Tyler Jones added a twist to the basic portrait that his photography teacher Tracy Bozzonetti proposed.

“In class we were focusing on portraits, and Mrs. Bozzonetti let us take pictures with the projector. We had someone sit in front of the projector, and then would use various patterns,” said Jones.

Fellow senior Griffin May was the focus of the photo. Not only did Jones focus on May, but he used colors to represent a mood.

“My inspiration was mood, which was representational by the framing, and creating a mysterious atmosphere. We had to make sure the subject stood completely still, and that we focused on the eye, or the photo was ruined.”

“I am definitely more creative. In middle school I was really interested in math, and didn’t like art at all. Then I took photography and really enjoyed it. Photography to me is between art and logic. You’re not creating something. You’re capturing it. This has allowed me to explore the creative and imaginary side of myself. For my college essays, I talked about my experience with photography,” said Jones.

“I have two favorite pieces. The first one I did in Photo I was of a chessboard. It was inspired by a video game, and I took a photo of it as a still life. It had a lot of diagonal lines, and rather than white and black, it was blue and red. In Photo II, I did an abstract photo of a watch. It was superimposed, and showed a person moving the hands of the watch. This piece had more meaning than any of my other pieces, and was very thematic. It was meant to represent moving time.”

Jones is leaning towards  a STEM career, one where he can combine logic and creativity.


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