the picture is showing s teenage boy holding a dead rattle snake with its innards ripped out. the photo is black and white probably due to the old fashioned camera the photographer used. the lighting looks to be right on the child but the background looks washed out. the focus of the image is on the snake and the boy. the boy looks to be hardened through experience and knows how to get stuff done which can be seen through the dead snake.
the image look s a little overexposed with he background was he bout. the subject however looks to be properly lighted. the object is in focus with all the oy and snake clearly seen. the colors look to be a little off since the black shirt looks to be a solid state back with no detail. the photo has adeiquet pixilation.
the photo is pleasing to look at. with its white background it contrast the subject very we'll. the rule of thirds is not used in this photo since the boy is centered n the photo along with the snake. the photo was taken from a direct perspective of the boy allowing use to put ourselves into he photo. the focus point looks to be the kids face and maybe the bottom of the snake when it makes the U. the image is framed by a black border. the image looks to be symmetrical with the boy directly in the middle. the subject fils the image well and the boarder doesn't cry any information.
i think the image is trying t show the unique life of living in the west and it does it by showing this who live there. the photo reminded me of when i killed a rattles snake and we skinned it for its side and meat. the image doesn't challenge my thoughts or beliefs its just a photo. think the image is interesting and gives a unique look at people i the old west.
This image is of a thirteen-year-old boy in supposedly west Texas. He's holding a headless snake that he has butchered and extracted the innards from it. Its in black and white and has studio lighting. We have a dirty apron, a headless snake, the boy, and all the innards. This image is correctly exposed.
The image is in focus and the color is correct because the whites look white. It's not pixelated but it has less adequate resolution. It functions vertically and its pleasing to look at with the snake but other than that, its not really pleasing. The rule of thirds is not being used because its centered. The point of view is looking at the buy head on and he looking back at you.
He would be in the middle of his work when you saw him. The focal point is the boy and his snake and is framed by the ends of the photo. Theres not really lines to direct your eye but the snake has a pattern that attracts your eye towards it. Its a symmetrical photograph and the subject fully fills the frame. The image doesn't cut off anything other than white background.
Negative space is boy and positive is background. A theme that is incorporated is hard labor for a minor. He looks very aged with his expression and lacks joy that you get from when you were a kid. That is the reason the photographer created it, to bring that sort of reality through a photo. It reminds me of old movies with hundreds of kids working. It challenges a certain morality to not allow kids of that age to work as hard as they do. I that sense, its noteworthy and successful in composition and theme.
This image is of a more elderly woman who is holding a snake with no neck and the snakes intestines and veins are dripping out of it's body. From the look of her face it looks like she's been through a lot of things through her life. The colors in this picture are black and white and the lighting is good. The only objects in this image is the dead snake and the woman looking toughly into the camera. I guess she just came back from cutting the snakes head because of all the blood all over her shirt from it.
This image seems underexposed to the eye but the image is in good focus. The colors seem to be right and there is no obvious pixilation throughout the image. Though this image is quite pleasing to look at for some reason and it just grabs the viewers eye. The rule of thirds in this image is not being used because the woman is centered right in the middle of the frame of the photo. The photographer took this photo straight forward point of view and this image is framed by what look to be black bars alongs some parts of the side. The subject almost fully fills the frame and the frame doesn't crop off anything. The negative space is the space around the woman and the positive space is her and the snake.
This image shows a theme of getting through life the hard way for some reason. The story being told is that this woman cut the snakes head off and removed all the veins and intestines so the snake was eatable. This image is surprisingly nasty beautiful in a way. I really enjoy this photo and I think It is successful.
This is a photo of a kid holding a snake. This snap is dead, as you can see the organs of the snake right over it. The kid is wearing a black shirt, with an apron over it. The snake is a rattle snake as you can see the rattle on its tail. the head of the snake is chopped off from the rest of the body.
this image looks perfectly exposed. the image has a focus the kid's head. this photo is color correct because of the white background showing that anything that is the same color of the background is white. there is no pixelation. this photo was taken with a green screen.
the main ideas i see in this image is power. the kid holding what is a fear to a lot of people gives me an idea that this photo shows power. the fact that this kid has dissected this snake really makes me think that the human race is really powerful. i think that the intension of the photographer to make this photo was to show that this kid was not scared of these things. everything that i see in this photo is about power.
I really like this photo in many ways. the image is portrait, and the quality of this photo is great. what really makes me very interested in this photo is the thought put into this photo. the fact that the photographer made this photo look this way made me feel like our race is very powerful. i think that this photo is very successful because i can see that the photographer put a lot of thought into this photo.
The image is of a thirteen year old boy who lived in Sweetwater, Texas. He is holding the body of a snake with the innards outside of the body. he has a bloody apron on so it looks like he may have butchered the snake. The whole image is in black and white with a white background. It is hard to tell what type of lighting is being used because it is black and white, though it is not very dark either way.
The image is correctly exposed, with no part of the boy being hidden by shadow. The image is in focus. We are not able to tell if it is a shallow depth of field or not because there is nothing in the background. The image is correct balanced with the clean parts of his apron appearing white and his skin looking tan. The resolution looks good with no pixelation. All of these thing, however, would be expected of a professional photographer.
the image is pleasing to look at, with an interesting subject matter. The boy is centered in the frame like normal portrait. The photographer took the image from the boys head hight to be able to look him right in the eyes. The focal point is the boys head. The subject is surrounded by white from the background. the image is symmetrical with plenty of negative space in the background. The negative space is on the edges and especially the corners.
Given that his image was taken as part of the artists journey through the south, the theme is probably how people in the rural parts of the south live. It looks like the boy is already working, making you think about how that part of the country lives. the artist made this image to show us that constituent of the US. The image kinds of reminds me of the election, sadly. One of the big deals in this election was the “white male” and this image fits the kind of stereotype perfectly. I do like the image because the snake and boy and apron make provide lots of thing to look at.
in this photo there is a girl. the girl or women is holding a beheaded snack. the snake is gutted. the women is holding the name and its innards by the tail and the upper neck. the snake is a rattle snake.
the women looks angry. this anger could be confusion to though. the women is wearing a black t-shirt. on top of this t-shirt she is wearing a white apron. this apron has snake blood on it.
the women looks comfortable holding the snake and its innards. she looks as if she's done it many times before. the snake is dissected. the women is holding the snake calmly. this could possible be her job.
this photo has a good exposure. it is taken with a shallow depth of field. the lady is standing infront of a white background. this photo has a black and white filter on it. the ISO was probably 200-400.
the photographer probably had the women wear a black shirt so she would pop out to our eyes in the photo. the photographer also had her on a white background so that the snake would also pop out to us. the photographer is Boyd Fortin. he took this is Sweetwater Texas. the photo was called thirteen-year-old. he took it in March on the 10th in 1979.
The image displayed above is of a snake and a woman holding its organs of which it looks like she chopped up. The snake is huge and it looks like his head is missing the woman looks like she is young but harsh she also is very tough considering she cut up all those snake guts. The colors used in this picture are black and white to add suspense. the lighting in the background is very light, so I’m thinking its staged and she’s on a white background. The objects used in this image are the snake and this mysterious woman but there are no people in the picture. In the image it seems to me that this dark, weird woman cut open this snake to see its organs inside of the snake.
The image is perfectly exposed, in a way where there isn’t to much or to little light. The image is all in focus, but the main focus is the snake. You can’t really tell if the whites in the picture are really white because the picture is edited black and white. The picture is not pleasing to look at at all intact I find it vulgar to look at. The rule of thirds is not being used in this image because the photographer chose for the snake to be the main focus.
The focal point is the snake, and its framed by I’m not sure what but theres black stuff on the sides poking out. The lines/patterns are directly on the snakes skin so my eyes are directed to the main focal point. The image is not symmetrical at all. The subject fits the frame and there is no extra space. The frame is cropping off which sounds weird but the image is being framed by this black thing but its cut iff so we can’t see what it is.
The themes in this image are a poor snake being cut up and his organs being used for something. There is a story being told in this picture but I’m not sure how the photographer inturrpered it. It doesn’t remind me of anything but it freaks me out and reminds of how much I do not like snakes!! This images very interesting because why would you find pleasure doing that. I don’t hate the image but I didn’t find much interest in this image but I do think its a very successful image because of how interesting people probably think it is.
This image is a portrait of a young boy (13 years old) holding the skin of a rattlesnake and the innards of the snack as well. He is wearing a bloodied apron and a black shirt underneath that. The background of the image is entirely white. The background and the apron blend together on the shoulder straps and create an interesting effect. The image is entirely in black and white as well.
The composition of the image is pretty normal. Nothing too extreme is happening color wise. The image is properly exposed, nothing is too dark or vice versa. The image additionally has proper resolution. The pixels aren’t visible at first glance.
One would think that an image of a kid holding a disemboweled snake would be a horrifying image to look at. However, this is not the case with this image; Rather it’s actually the opposite. The form of the image is exquisite. Since it’s a portrait the subject is placed right in the center of the image. The photographer (Richard Avedon) took the image on the same plane as the boy. The boy must’ve been standing over the camera slightly actually. The image has a weird border, which could've been the way it was developed or the material in which it was printed on. Regardless, there is a rounded black line on each side of the image. All these lines vary in length, width, and height. The image crops off the boy’s legs, leaving only his torso in the frame. The boy is wearing a seemingly pitch black shirt. Oppositely, the background is pure white. The right shoulder strap on the boy’s apron seems to blend in with the white background. This contrasts with the boy’s black shirt to create a mind-twisting effect (probably unintentional, but I’ve been wrong before).
(As always) there is indefinitely a story being told in the image. I’ve been informed before writing this analysis that the photographer went around the west taking pictures of people, and that this image was a part of the series. The story was probably Richard Avedon trying to document the youth of the west, and portray that type of person to the popular culture. As stated before, this image as an extremely interesting quality to it. One would be disgusted by seeing an eviscerate snake regularly, but this image does something interesting with it. The snake guts aren’t the thing that strikes the viewer. The viewer can almost disregard the snake entrails entirely.
Overall I think this image is pretty great (might even be one of my favorites). The coloring of the image is fantastic and gives the image a whole other vibe. Additionally, the fact that one could disregard the snake entirely from the image is extremely interesting. Overall I think this image is successful. It showed America what somebody from the west looked like, and showed the western culture to the world.
This image shows a boy dressed in a stained white apron as he holds a gutted snake while standing in front of a solid white backdrop. The boy is holding a "cleaned" or gutted diamondback rattlesnake with its head missing, most likely chopped off. The image is in black and white is most likely a studio setup due to the white background and color composition.
This image is correctly exposed. Even though it is black and white, you can still see that the whites and blacks register meaning that they are not too dark nor too light. The entirety of the image is in focus. This indicates a deep depth of field meaning that the image was shot with a smaller aperture and a wide f-stop. There is little to no pixelation in this image which would tell that it is a high resolution photo.
The boy is centered in the frame with the snake making a slight "U" shape because of the position in which the boy is holding it. Across the "U" that the snake makes is a diagonal line of the innards of the snake that cross the boys torso. The rule of thirds is not being used because all objects of the image are entirely centered in the frame. The image, although non-symmetrical, is mostly balanced when it comes to composition. The photographer also most likely used a white background to make the darks and the shadows of the objects pop more to the naked eye.
There is probably a very simple story to this image. It may be about a boy from a small town in Texas going through his normal rural routine. Whatever the photographer was trying to say, it certainly said something about the life of the boy. The photographer may also had been trying to get some sort of reaction from the image. From the bloody apron, to the snake guts, to the headless snake itself, it could easily get a reaction out of people. Personally, I saw the image and was slightly disgusted due to my fear of snakes.
The image is of a boy holding a dead rattle snake. The boy looks to be also holding the snakes intestines. The picture looks to be in black and white. Doesn't look like there is sunlight in the image. Looks to be a studio set up.
The image contains a boy and a snake. The boy holding the snake. The image looks to have a white background. Nothing in the background, no people, nor objects. The image looks to be on the dark side. No bright light. Looks to be underexposed .
The image looks to be in focus. The colors in the image look to be correct. There is no pixelation. It is a interesting image. The rule of thirds is not being used. The image was taken directly inline with the boy. The image is framed. There is no other objects in the image. Only the boy and the snake are represented in the image.
The image looks to be in balance. Not many negative spots. The subject in the image completely fills the space. No extra space in the image. I dont really understand the purpose of this image. There is a story being told but i don't know of that story. Personally i like this image. Its interesting in a good way.
The image is of a young man most likely in his college or early adult years. The man is looking directly at the camera, has light colored, shaggy hair, and serious expression on his face. The image is in black and white with the man on a pure white background. He is wearing a dark shirt and white overalls with blood splattered over them. He is holding a snakes corps along with the intestines of the snake that are being pulled out of the snake.
The image is properly focused and has little to none pixelation. It’s color appears to be correct, but can seem off due to the strong contrast of colors with the man’s black shirt and the white background. The picture seems to be properly exposed and has an interesting composition due to the colors chosen as well as the odd shape of the snake and its intestines. The rule of thirds is not being used as the photographer took the photo from a straight on point of view. This shows intimacy with the photographer and the man being photographed. The object fills almost the whole frame leaving no extra space. The image has a frame of these four thick, black lines that go around the outside of the frame, yet never touch at the corners.
The image is centered, but not symmetrical due to the odd shape of the snake and how its intestines make a diagonal line across the man’s chest. The photographer uses the lines the snake’s body makes to take the viewer from looking at the main chunk of intestines up the snake's body and to the snake’s tail which is placed directly next to the man’s face. Using these line the photographer can direct the viewer to the subject. The story being told behind this image could be a man troubled by his job of gutting animals such as snakes. This is portrayed by the man’s troubled look a well has his negligence to what he is doing. The man pays little attention to the job he is doing at hand even though he is treating life cruelly.
The photographer may not have had this idea in his or her mind when taking the image, but still made a beautiful image. The image could be questioning beliefs of morality and what is humane in killing animals and treating their body’s disrespectfully. If the photo is perceived from this viewpoint it is quite noteworthy and should be taken into account. Either way I find the image interesting and pleasing to look at. The image is successful by making an interesting compositions with the abstract line made by the snake's body along with contrasting colors.
This is a picture of a young boy holding a dead snake. The boy is wearing an apron that is very dirty and seems to have guts on it. This picture is taken in black and white probably to show how dark this picture is. The picture seems to focus on the craziness of the boy’s hair and the snake dropping across his body. The guts of the snake are in his hand and go across his body as well.
This image seems a little over exposed seeing how light it is. The snake and the hair are in focus. There is a lot of white in this picture and the only darkness seems to be the snake and the black t-shirt. The color seems to bee good except for how much white there is. The pixelation seem good. This picture has focal points where his blond crazy hair is and the snake. The black t-shirt really makes the white apron pop out. There is a lot of extra space in the background.
This picture could be of a butcher or someone who is skinning a snake. I think there is a story that where this boy is in his life that his job is to skin snakes. It reminds me of memories I have of killing snakes and cutting off their head such as this snake doesn't have a head. I would not say this is a beautiful picture to look at but it is definitely noteworthy.
I do like this picture because it reminds me of a memory I have. This picture can also tell a story as you can see how many guts are on the apron. It can show what this boy has done for a while. I would say this picture is successful because it shows a boy and his story. You can look at his apron or the snake and just wonder what he is doing and why is he handling a snake.
This image is of a 13-year-old boy holding a rattlesnake. The colors are in black and white so i am unable to see the actual colors the photo mite of had. This photographer uses black and white that is why the photo is shot in black and white. This photo is studio set-up. The objects in this image are a 13-year-old boy wearing butcher apron holding a headless rattlesnake with its guts cut out which he is also holding.
The image looks like it has the right exposer but i think it mite be a little underexposed because of the boys black/dark colored shirt and the snake is dark. But the white bak drop and apron evens out the darks. The image is in focus. The whites in the photo are white. There is no pixilation.
The image is not the most pleasing to look at but I like it because it has an intriguing aspect. Yes the rule of thirds is being used. The image is evenly placed not on one side just right in the middle. The photographer took this photo at eye level to the boy. The point of view is the snake. Its not really framed. The lines are the apron ties on the shoulders of the boy and they lead your eye to the snake. The image is balanced the boy fills the frame, from the top of his head at the very top of the frame and the rest of his body not in frame but still even. There is not extra space. The positive stance is the boy and the snake and the negative space is the white around them but the wait evens out the darks.
The idea of this image is to show the country life. the story of this image is how there are snakes in Texas and we have to kill them so they do not over populate. The artist made this image to show us the country life. Its funny because just this morning some ladies at the gym where talking out snakes and one was saying when she was little her naboors got snake poles so the snake wouldn’t go in their yard and so all the snakes went into her yard instead, and her mom was always killing the snakes.
I do think this photo was successful and I do like it. It remind me of what those ladies where talking about.
Use this guide if you are stuck on what to write about:"How to See"
P1 Critical Analysis
P3 CA 2018 19
P3 CA 2018-19
P3 Critical Analysis
P4 CA 19 20
P4 Critical Analysis
P4 Critical Analysis 17 18
P4 Critical Analysis 17-18
P5 CA 19 20
P5 Critical Analysis
P6 CA 19 20
P7 CA 2018 19
P7 CA 20-21