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Kitra Cahana Photography.
March 4, 2010 10:53 AM   Subscribe

Kitra Cahana's Photography. Some shockingly good photographs.
posted by chunking express (25 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Can anyone provide context for the "rainbowland" series?
posted by phrontist at 11:02 AM on March 4, 2010


Some really excellent photography. Thanks CE. I wish there was some text to give a little background but the photos speak for themselves.
posted by doctor_negative at 11:03 AM on March 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Phrontist, I think thats a Rainbow Gathering
posted by doctor_negative at 11:05 AM on March 4, 2010


SIDEWAYS SCROLLING
posted by r_nebblesworthII at 11:07 AM on March 4, 2010 [3 favorites]


This shot is in every Intro to Photography class' final project.
posted by basicchannel at 11:09 AM on March 4, 2010


Also, judging by the blur and underexposing each shot, it all looks like some applied "arty" artifice or perhaps homey just needs to bump up the ISO.
posted by basicchannel at 11:12 AM on March 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Phrontist, those are the people that used to occasionally crash in my apartment and eat my food for a few days before moving on to god knows where circa 1997 who referred to me as from "Babylon" even though I housed, clothed, and fed them.
posted by Pollomacho at 11:14 AM on March 4, 2010 [4 favorites]


She's only 23! That's incredible. Wow, she'll go far.

Some great stuff in there, thanks for the post.
posted by infinitefloatingbrains at 11:15 AM on March 4, 2010


There's a fat guy's naked bum in one of those photos, FYI. But for some reason it doesn't seem NSFW. If it had been a 22-year-old slender woman's bum, I might have been concerned. But fat naked guy? Totally SFW.

Also, she does have talent.
posted by Brodiggitty at 11:22 AM on March 4, 2010


SIDEWAYS SCROLLING

...is the best!

This shot is in every Intro to Photography class' final project.

Yeah, that one sucks. But she has a great eye for composition, seems to work most for her in the more photojournalistic shots.
posted by rottytooth at 11:26 AM on March 4, 2010


basicchannel, I agree that some of these aren't technically all that great (where the blur/exposure seems like an error and not for effect) but the compositions are generally quite good.

On preview, what rottytooth said.
posted by GodricVT at 11:30 AM on March 4, 2010


She has a real feel for available light. And I just knew I'd seen that second Rainbowland photograph somewhere: it's this year's World Press Photo winner of the Arts And Entertainment Stories category.
posted by The Mouthchew at 11:42 AM on March 4, 2010


The dodging/burning is a little heavy for my taste, but these are compositionally interesting photographs. Thanks.
posted by fake at 11:49 AM on March 4, 2010


I'm surprised people are griping. Some of her shots are absolutely nuts. There isn't any wasted space in this frame.
posted by chunking express at 11:50 AM on March 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


(and honestly, i'm not surprised people are griping. Oh metafilter, how I miss you.)
posted by chunking express at 11:51 AM on March 4, 2010


CE, you're right, but the motion blur (and it has to be motion blur, not depth of field) on the rat and the arm in the right foreground detracts from the unity of that awesome composition and could have been easily avoided.
posted by GodricVT at 12:30 PM on March 4, 2010


[Annoyance filter]:
I'm bothered by the use of the language surprisingly good photography.

I'm not sure why someone would make a FPP of mediocre photography, or if because we haven't seen enough really bad photography lately that with the next photography post that secretly the majority of mefites have been launching a pool that the next FPP photography pool would be of crappy photographs instead of good ones.

So... surprisingly good? No. It is expectedly good - nothing great. Clearly some folks have some different taste from the comments... but Surprisingly good? No. Pandering commentary doesn't belong.
posted by Nanukthedog at 1:21 PM on March 4, 2010


What?
posted by chunking express at 1:39 PM on March 4, 2010


I'm surprised people are griping. Some of her shots are absolutely nuts. There isn't any wasted space in this frame.
posted by chunking express at 11:50 AM on March 4 [+] [!]


On the contrary, the whole frame is wasted by filling it with dirty, bringing-my-"craaazy"-pet-to-the-drum-circle, unemployed hippy-stink.
posted by basicchannel at 2:05 PM on March 4, 2010 [3 favorites]


That said, fuck yeah for her getting out into the world and taking photographs. I implore all of you who are able to, to do so. It is one of the healthiest, most rewarding things you can do. My criticisms are minor in comparison to my admiration for anyone who gives enough of a shit about our world to consider its depth and beauty one shutter click at a time.
posted by basicchannel at 2:16 PM on March 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's too late for me, but this should be NSFW.
posted by fook at 3:02 PM on March 4, 2010


Aside from the images, I really like the layout of the site.
posted by michswiss at 5:33 PM on March 4, 2010


What is this, like, a pinhole camera and HDR? I don't know much about photography, but I don't see anything either out of focus, too dim, or too bright, despite a wide range of depths and stuff in each shot.
posted by Xezlec at 6:31 PM on March 4, 2010


I am happy to see a photographer's portfolio that doesn't use Flash.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 6:31 PM on March 4, 2010


An easy site to navigate and some very pretty stuff, thanks.
posted by shinybaum at 4:56 AM on March 5, 2010


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