Junior Conceptual: A Junior Conceptual Project by Siqi Shao (2016)
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My motivation for this piece is from my poem and what's around me, our environment in Silicon Valley a place of advancement and deadlines. ''As we fill our schedules we forget to live and give ourselves a break and some awareness in our present.'' In Silicon Valley we always drive ourselves forward to tomorrow, but what about today? This piece represents a reminder to give ourselves awareness and peace inside our busy schedule.
This Mac represents the work we face every day, but the display shows paradise a place of peace. During this shoot I used a macro lense which created much difficulty in setting the distance between myself and the object. The lighting was also an issue because it reflected off the aluminum surface of the Mac glaring into the camera. During editing it was a hassle to correctly adjust the brightness and exposure of the Mac’s surface.