Part of Chicago’s history is built upon isolating some communities to the occupants of minorities by the use of real estate manipulation which declined loans applicants who lived in poor area’s because the area was declared a “financial risk”. This was called redlining…and it was discriminative, leaving many areas in the city blighted.
A Black American was shot and killed by police with his hands up…his name was Terence Crutcher. It was another Friday.
Thought this was a good example on manipulating cognitive cues!
Done by the Lyndon Wade of the Wade Brothers…www.thewadebrothers.com
So many of us look to find an image of ourselves within our pop culture as a representation of who we are or what we can become. However that search is often times for not, especially for minorities. Cultural representation within the media is often misconstrued and stereotyped because our media makers often don’t reflect diversity. Your cultural group may not reflect what’s seen in the media because those who depict your culture may know nothing about it. They only have their perception of your group and may not seek guidance from first hand accounts as a means of a check and balance system when creating their media. And though times have changed since the creation of such controversial movies like D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation, we still have not found a balance of cultural representation in the production rooms of many studios and networks. So instead of getting a reflection of your culture on your television, movie screen, or magazine, you end up seeing a cultural alter ego.
This is my first image of an ongoing series in which I would like to juxtapose these cultural alter egos of which I speak of, to that which rightly represents a particular culture. Let me know what you think! Enjoy!
December 22, 2015
Tagged African-American, alter ego, Art, bias, Black, conceptual photography, culture, hegemony, photography, racism, stereotypes, thug
Chicago based photographer and graphic artist, Charles Loggins III, has been creating art since he was a child. He uses photography and Photoshop to create surrealist and graphic images. His latest series labeled Breaking The Link deals with a range of subjects all of which most people have become slaves to. He uses the symbolism of birds in each image to portray an idea of freedom from that which can enslave us. The idea that nothing can hold us down and that we can become free from anything resonate with each image within this video which uses the 2.5D parallax technique to bring his photographic images alive!
First time trying a digital double exposure technique in Photoshop! I love the way this came out!!!! Had to put my signature touch with the use of birds within my image of course, but geez I am loving this! I will definitely be working on a series of these! Let me know what you think? Please comment!!!!
May 25, 2014
Tagged Air, Art, Birds, Black, Breaking Free, Charles, conceptual photography, Digital, Double, Exposure, Loggins, Man, photography, Photoshop, Slavery, Wild
Summer nights are vastly approaching and I cant help but to think about the air that runs through the night carrying a cool breeze through a humid barrier! A refreshing cold drink to counter balance the heat and the feeling of freedom that comes with every step through the streets of the season. I soar through my summer nights freely. How about you?
May 24, 2014
Tagged Art, Birds, Breeze, Charles, conceptual photography, Cool, Fine, Flight, Loggins, Nights, Photo, photography, Soar, Summer
Ever felt like you were trapped in your own skin? Like you wanted to break free of your body and become more then what your physical feature show you as? Sometimes we can feel confined to our own skin and become subjected to our own physical limitations! It’s time to get out of our bodies and experience new life by becoming more than what we are!!!
May 22, 2014
Tagged Art, Bondage, Break, Capture, Charles, Charles Loggins, conceptual photography, Fine, Free, Loggins, New, Photo, photography, Rope, Series, Skin
Sometimes you have to fight for the things you want and for the people you love! Choose your battles carefully! Besides, some things are worth fighting for and some things are not!
May 20, 2014
Tagged Art, Artist, Birds, Boxing, Charles Loggins, conceptual photography, Female, Fight, Fighter, Fine, Illustration, Photo, photography, Surrealism