On Taking Assignments #3 - Negative Space

As I allude to in the photo above, I tried as much as possible to make the On Taking Pictures assignment subjects the star of the show so to speak.  I wanted people to look at the photo and have one of the first few thoughts that came to mind be the assignment word or phrase.

This was not always possible, such as with the Roll 24 assignment, but oftentimes it was.  This photo of the façade at the local library fit the bill for negative space.  The black and white processing heightened the effect of creating a negative/positive combination, and the three dimensional nature of the bricks as blocks emphasized the space aspect.

I felt this was one of my most successful interpretations of the assignments and while on the surface it may lack excitement, in the context of the project it was the first taste of achieving what I set out to do with the assignments.

Below are some other interpretations of the assignment that were more about other things than they were about negative space.

On Taking Assignments

I frequently listen to the On Taking Pictures (OTP) podcast, which I highly recommend to anyone looking for good conversation about creativity, especially as it related to photography.  In January 2014 the hosts, Bill Wadman and Jeffery Saddoris, began a new segment of weekly assignments that they gave to listeners.  Results of the assignments are posted on the OTP Google Plus group.  I decided that I would commit myself to the assignments for a year without interruption, and that I would complete each one before the next assignment was announced on the show each Tuesday morning.  My 'On Taking Assignments' blog posts are the culmination of my year-long focus on these assignments.