Artist Statement:

The subject of this photograph is my christmas tree covered in lights and ornaments. The material I used was my film camera and developed the photographs in the dark room. I chose to create this specific photograph because I like the way the light came through the different glass ornaments and the texture from the tree. The elements of art that I used were texture and value. The principles of design that I used were contrast and proportion/scale. The composition rule/technique that I used was informal balance. This photo relates to my life because each ornament on my christmas tree means a lot to me and represents different parts of my life. My project evolved because I had to keep adjusting the aperture in the dark room to get the contrast of the image up. If I could go back and change anything I would have taken a picture of a different part of my christmas tree where there are more ornaments.