Beads on a String: Extended Portraits Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Beads on a String: Extended Portraits

Creator

  • Author: Kolčavová, Gabriela
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Doherty, Dornith
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Quinn, Justin
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Minor Professor
  • Committee Member: Phelps, Brent
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2004-12
  • Digitized: 2007-12-07

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: When I was first introduced to photography, I was mainly drawn to landscape imagery. I enjoyed being a solitary spectator. Over time, inclusions of figurative elements became more and more apparent in my work. I purposefully began to incorporate a figure into my landscapes, ascribing to it a certain nostalgia and a sense of isolation I was experiencing on many levels at that time. Before long, I felt disconnected from these images because of their ambiguity and generalization. I found myself craving more content and personal commitment in my photography. At the end 2003, I started experimenting with a 4" x 5" format camera, which forced me, to some extent, to change my way of photographing and seeing. That is how the beginning of this new body of work was born. I was accustomed to shooting with a 35 mm camera, which allowed me to be spontaneous, quick and immediate. I permanently switched to a large format. I could see myself benefiting from this change. I lost some of the spontaneity that a 35 mm format offers but I gained the beauty of working with larger negatives and the endless possibilities of view camera movements. Thanks to this technical transformation, I began to develop new ideas. I tried to focus on what truly mattered to me, initially stripped from any necessary relationships among the images. I photographed pieces of time and space, filled with an emotional and psychological charge. More figurative elements kept reappearing and soon dominated my subject matter completely. My motives became utterly wrapped around human values and the differences that distinguish each of us from one another.

Subject

  • Keyword: extended portrait
  • Keyword: photography
  • Keyword: 4" x 5" view
  • Keyword: camera
  • Keyword: Czech

Collection

  • Name: UNT Student Graduate Works
    Code: UNTGW

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Kolčavová, Gabriela
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc4693

Degree

  • Degree Name: Master of Fine Arts
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Photography
  • Academic Department: School of Visual Arts
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

Note

  • Display Note: Problem in Lieu of Thesis