Friday, April 6, 2012

Chipper


Chip Litherland | photography. 


My main goal is always to find a photo that transcends any assignment. This photo was simply from a local elementary school during a field day of sorts – celebrating the reached goal of the students in a reading program. In the grand scheme of things, not a huge deal to the world, but in the world of these kids it was. As a community photojournalist, I’m often thrown into situations and events over and over (and over) again, year after year, and trying to making something new and telling is always the challenge. I take it as such and try to make the most compelling image I can. As for this igainst the fence. I framed it up tightly to reinforce the claustrophobic feeling the scene already had, leaving the focus on the little things like the body language of the young girl, the row of little legs, the Spider-man shirt, and obviously his face. For me, it sums up elementary school – and the mindset of being trapped at school itself.mage, I was scanning the crowd, when I saw this kid jammed up against the fence. I framed it up tightly to reinforce the claustrophobic feeling the scene already had, leaving the focus on the little things like the body language of the young girl, the row of little legs, the Spider-man shirt, and obviously his face. For me, it sums up elementary school – and the mindset of being trapped at school itself.”


lebron, wade, and i. April 2012.


Red Neck Games. Dublin, GA. July 2007.



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