Point, Line, Plane: Victoria Henry-LeMaster

I think that the interesting aspect of looking at the relationship between point, line, and planes, is the scale aspect of each aspect. When looking at a point, it seems as though it can be relatively any size, but most often a small portion of what a whole image is.

Photo by Victoria Henry-LeMaster, 2018. Jerusalem, Israel.

Attached for Image 1 is a photo that I took while in Israel, I think it is a good example of a point because the white lanterns vary in sizes and show how a point can stand out against other foreground and background. All of the lanterns can be seen as representative points and that arent extremely important for the image and they also aren’t irrelevant. When looking at the relationship between point and line I immediately thought of the image I have attached.

Photo by Victoria Henry-LeMaster, 2018. Jerusalem, Israel.

This hallway was from a hotel that I stayed in and I thought of the shadows from the roofing. The lines in this image are both the roofing and the shadows, this photograph shows both lines and planes, but in this example, I am using it to describe line. In the top right corner is a curved line from the architecture, same as the end of the hallway with the archway. Lines include the railing and the wall, the roofing and the shadow on the floor. All of these lines within the image connect one part of the building with another.

I had a harder time deciding which photo to use for plane. I had many photos that could represent a plane that was a normal or flat plane, but I wanted to challenge myself. In this photo below from Tsfat, I see one specific plane being the right wall going up the stairs. The wall is smooth in some places and textured in others, showing the different values and depth that a plane can possess.

Photo by Victoria Henry-LeMaster, 2018. Tsfat, Israel.

When comparing all three of the images and looking at the space and volume each image has a different distance for the depth that ends up being created. In the last image, the stairs create a color plane that ends up showing the viewer how far the image goes; they create more volume and hight for the image. The image for the hallway in Jerusalem, however, shows a farther distance all the way down the hall and into the city. I think that overall space and volume exist due to the relationship between point, line, and plane; yet an overall image can’t be truly successful without all of them working together in unison.

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