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Agoura High School|Agoura Hills, CA
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Untitled | 13.3 x 18.3 in | Materials Used-Camera: Nikon D5500, Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm, ISO: 100, Exposure: 1/200 at f/9 Process Used-Rule of Thirds and camera flash.
For this artwork, I decided to show the Woolsey Fire devastation in Malibu, CA. The chimney in this image's background was the only thing left standing from my neighbor’s house. I wanted to photograph this toy fire truck that survived the fire to represent a child’s loss during this natural disaster. Shooting in RAW, I converted my photo into black and white after realizing how much monochrome could really change someone’s perspective and mood on a certain image.
Using Photoshop CS5, I was able to bring out the true, natural details within the photo. This is one of my favorite works within my portfolio due to the emotions it creates. I want the people who look at my photo to feel something while viewing it. Whether the emotion is grief, hope, or sympathy, I think it is important for any art to show a story or meaning behind it.
Blake Sabbagh
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