This photo by Ali Richards is from her 'Playground' series and focuses on the social workings of troubled teenagers through the depiction of abandoned cars. The photo looks rather peacefull as the cars just float and rest in the swamp like water, through the context of the photo adds a rather active story to the image

Ali Richards Playground The ‘Playground’ series explores the pursuits of teenagers and their engagement with the environment; vehicles are stolen, displaced and disfigured by fire.

The pure destruction and chaos that this photo explains screams active, the chared and broken remains of a house after a bushfire tell the very active and chaotic moments the fire tore through the area

The pure destruction and chaos that this photo explains screams active, the chared and broken remains of a house after a bushfire tell the very active and chaotic moments the fire tore through the area

What makes this photo a passive photo is how empty the photo is of active life. The mountain pass road spanning almost across the entire frame shows how isolated and remote the road is, giving it a sence of emptyness

What makes this photo a passive photo is how empty the photo is of active life. The mountain pass road spanning almost across the entire frame shows how isolated and remote the road is, giving it a sence of emptyness

This photo from Ali Richard's 'An Honest Hunt' depicts two people standing at a desk, with one person clearly hidden by the selective blur that is evident in the photo. This use of selective blur requires the viewer to become active to try to piece together what the scene is and what the two people in the photo actually do. the selective blur gives the photo a sence of mystery

Ali Richards's Portfolio - An Honest Hunt

These brittish hills depitced in Ali Richard's 'An Honest Hunt' shows a line of hills stretching all the way to the back of the image, this gives the photo a larger sence of depth. The autumn like colour pallete enstills a passive and peacefull mood to the photo as the picturesque scene stretches for miles

Ali Richards's Portfolio - An Honest Hunt

'Santa Arrives' from the series 'The Christmas Tree Bucket' is a photo by Trent Parke. The unatural lighting that bounces through the hallway creates an unsettling feeling as the subject who is depicted as Santa faces away from the camera. The stance that he has towards the closed door creates an activley dangerous and eerie mood

'Santa Arrives' from the series 'The Christmas Tree Bucket' is a photo by Trent Parke. The unatural lighting that bounces through the hallway creates an unsettling feeling as the subject who is depicted as Santa faces away from the camera. The stance that he has towards the closed door creates an activley dangerous and eerie mood

'Firestorm' by Trent Parke from his 'Minutes to Midnight" depicts the landscape of Canberra in 2003 not long after a monster bushfire ravaged the area. Having prior knowledge of the fires gives the photo an active mood with the evironment forever changing as it smoulders, but no prior knowledge shows the photo as surreal yet passive. Its all about context

'Firestorm' by Trent Parke from his 'Minutes to Midnight" depicts the landscape of Canberra in 2003 not long after a monster bushfire ravaged the area. Having prior knowledge of the fires gives the photo an active mood with the evironment forever changing as it smoulders, but no prior knowledge shows the photo as surreal yet passive. Its all about context

'5m Shark' from Trent Parke's 'Minutes to Midnight' sereis engages that audience to look with those featured in the photograph to look for the 5m shark that is reported to be in the water. Although no implied movement is depicted in the image, the body language of everyone engages the viewer to be the active and hunt for the shark in the image. The deep contrast of the blacks and highlights adds a dramatic mood to the photo

'5m Shark' from Trent Parke's 'Minutes to Midnight' sereis engages that audience to look with those featured in the photograph to look for the 5m shark that is reported to be in the water. Although no implied movement is depicted in the image, the body language of everyone engages the viewer to be the active and hunt for the shark in the image. The deep contrast of the blacks and highlights adds a dramatic mood to the photo

Titled 'Bathurst Races' this photo is from Trent Parke's 'Minutes to Midnight' series. The strong use of panning with the subject gives the photo a very active feel and a great sence of speed. The facial reactions of the in the photo show just how fast and intense the situation is

Titled 'Bathurst Races' this photo is from Trent Parke's 'Minutes to Midnight' series. The strong use of panning with the subject gives the photo a very active feel and a great sence of speed. The facial reactions of the in the photo show just how fast and intense the situation is

A photo from Trent Parke's Welcome to Nowhere sereis. This photos shows great depth with colour and information despite the focal point being a small shopping trolley, the scale that the tolley gives in contrast with the overal surroundings shows how something as passive as a trolley helps bring the elements in the photo together

A photo from Trent Parke's Welcome to Nowhere sereis. This photos shows great depth with colour and information despite the focal point being a small shopping trolley, the scale that the tolley gives in contrast with the overal surroundings shows how something as passive as a trolley helps bring the elements in the photo together


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