Author: Maria Jose Nolasco
Winds of Thought
Studio: ARCN 2106 – Introduction to Multimedia
Professor: Adriana Ross
Year: Fall 2020
Winds of Thought is a labyrinth-like place for thinking, being creative, relaxing, and most importantly, it is designed for people to enjoy it. Photographing was one of the most challenging, yet one of the most fun things to do. There’s no doubt that through the process, there are always new things to learn and improve. Light, time, and shadow are key points that helped guide the process of recording this project. The intent was to record the Winds of Thought model through photographs that would not only improve the understanding of the spatial qualities of the model, but that would also communicate a story without using words. This was achieved by carefully playing with different light sources that would emphasize the depth and volume of the model, as well as create shadows that would enhance its geometry, mass and form. At the same time, by using different photographic techniques, such as depth of field, it was possible to focus on a few hidden aspects of the model that often go unnoticed, such as textures, materials, and colours. Through a shadow study, it was possible to appreciate the interaction of nature and the model. It inspires design ideas where the main approach is to find beauty within the space.