Thursday, March 26, 2009

Signs Of The Past!


What a great assignment for Thursday. My 'task' was to photograph signs of the past. I remember my recent trip to Woodstock and thought I would revisit the time of hippies. Did I cheat? Aren't I suppose to take a photo today? I DID! One of the signs above is one that I put in my classroom and one that I photographed today.

Below, I took a photograph of Uncle Sam, gracing the cover of Newsweek. I also think it demonstrates a sign of the past. Following is another image of Uncle Sam, used much differently to tell a story of another generation. Same iconic symbol, very different message.


5 comments:

meganrockerstar1 said...

awseome job i love the first one i really like the peace sing and the fallout shelter

J.L.Velez said...

I love the contrast betweent the two Uncle Sam's at the bottom. The past always seems to come back to us when we need a gentle reminder of what it is we need to do or be. How'd you get the tye die background? Love it!

lindsey said...

great work I love the first pic. And all the different sings i tis amazing. Keep u p the great work.

trishalyn said...

These are all great, Steve! Very clever to use a tie-dyed background for the old signs in the first image. How DID you do that?! Your second series was wonderful, too. Awesome job on this assignment...even if you didn't get me out of detention!
:-)

Bridget said...

nicely done steve.i love the hippy theme:)
the uncle sam duo really does speak volumes.
great social commentary.sp?:)