Today’s Warm Up: Edward Honaker’s Melancholic Self-Portraits

 

http://weandthecolor.com/edward-honakers-melancholic-self-portraits/60600

After viewing the photos contained in the link above, answer the following questions using complete sentences.

How do these photos connect to each other? What do these photos have in common? What emotions does Honaker create in his self portrait images? What do you think he is trying to say about himself in these photographs? What ideas do you get for your own work do you get by looking at Honaker’s work?

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9 thoughts on “Today’s Warm Up: Edward Honaker’s Melancholic Self-Portraits”

  1. How do these photos connect to each other? They all use black and white to substitute color!
    What do these photos have in common? They all have a dark, scary theme.
    What emotions does Honaker create in his self portrait images? Saddness, the feeling of loss, fear, and isolation.
    What do you think he is trying to say about himself in these photographs?That he feels emotionally broken.
    What ideas do you get for your own work do you get by looking at Honaker’s work?Well his work is much like mine in the aspect of theme and color.

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  2. How do these photos connect to each other? they are all black and white and have a person in the shot.
    What do these photos have in common? being black and white.
    What emotions does Honaker create in his self portrait images? lonely and depressing emotions.
    What do you think he is trying to say about himself in these photographs? that he is depressed and he has nobody around him.
    What ideas do you get for your own work do you get by looking at Honaker’s work? make some of my pictures black and white.

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  3. How do these photos connect to each other? What do these photos have in common? What emotions does Honaker create in his self portrait images? What do you think he is trying to say about himself in these photographs? What ideas do you get for your own work do you get by looking at Honaker’s work?

    They all have a sense of unknown and a feel of wonder and lost. He feels as if he’s invisible, or may even be vulnerable. I could connect photos from my own feeling to my photography.

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  4. How do these photos connect to each other?
    -They each have a hidden meaning or a double meaning besides just a portrait.
    What do these photos have in common?
    -They’re all self portraits with a little extra.
    What emotions does Honaker create in his self portrait images?
    -Shyness or awkwardness.
    What do you think he is trying to say about himself in these photographs?
    -That he doesn’t like people seeing him, or seeing who he is. That he likes to hide behind the camera rather than be in front of it.
    What ideas do you get for your own work do you get by looking at Honaker’s work?
    -I can include double meanings in regular photos like portraits.

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  5. How do these photos connect to each other? The effects pull these images together to tell a story,
    What do these photos have in common? The effects.
    What emotions does Honaker create in his self portrait images? These are darker images, that create sadness and thoughts.
    What do you think he is trying to say about himself in these photographs? He feels like he is trapped almost.
    What ideas do you get for your own work do you get by looking at Honaker’s work? Better focus on effects and story telling.

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  6. How do these photos connect to each other?
    They are apart of a series.
    What do these photos have in common?
    Hidden figures.
    What emotions does Honaker create in his self portrait images?
    Depression.
    What do you think he is trying to say about himself in these photographs? That he is sad about life.
    What ideas do you get for your own work do you get by looking at Honaker’s work? None I can use.

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  7. How do these photos connect to each other? They connect because they all show a feeling in just one picture. What do these photos have in common? the imagery, they are all just saying something in it. What emotions does Honaker create in his self portrait images? sadness but also a little bit of irony. What do you think he is trying to say about himself in these photographs? maybe stuck and lost. What ideas do you get for your own work do you get by looking at Honaker’s work? I just need more of a depressed look going on in my photos for shadow.

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  8. How do these photos connect to each other? They all have the same issue as the last picture, both have a rope or facing same way or direction.

    What do these photos have in common? All of the photos are black and white, and they all dont show the persons face.

    What emotions does Honaker create in his self portrait images? An emotion of sadness, like you’re the only one their no one knows who you are.

    What do you think he is trying to say about himself in these photographs? That he is very lonely and lives his life in isolation, dosent ever feel like he’s where he really is.

    What ideas do you get for your own work do you get by looking at Honaker’s work? Adding a blur effect, or having something in common with another image, Like a puzzle piece.

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  9. The photos line up so that it looks like there all the same photo. Its a really cool idea and it is sort of happy yet ominous.

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