That third class I wrote about, you know, that one where I get to show you what I’ve been doing for homework. Well, I finished it this week and I’m not going to tell you I did horribly bad. I am also not going to tell you I did horribly good either. Horribly good? Really? What does that even mean? Let’s just say I didn’t do as well as in this class as I did in my first two classes.
It all happened on the last assignment, I was hovering around 93% – 94% ish for the last several weeks and I thought it was ok, an A or A- won’t be the end of the world, my last assignment was worth 300 points and I figured I’d get most of them and keep the A’s going. My final was a photographic narrative on the Marriage of culture between the United States and Okinawa. Pretty neat idea since I live here and it is distinctly Japanese but yet American also. Anyway, these are some of my images:
I really like this one.
Jake and one of his good friends, who is Japanese, at their “graduation” from C-san to B-san.
Anyway, there are 16 others that made the final cut, I can show you more if you want. Maybe I can download to flickr or something like that, hmmmmmmm. I got a 222/300 on my final. He just didn’t see the cultures mixing in my pictures. Of course I completely disagree if he read my write up you can totally see it in my pictures. His comment on this last picture was that this could be from any school in America. Really? I mean seriously!!!! Any school in America where the kids wear Japanese name tags on their uniforms? Where are these schools? My wife is DYING to get Jake in to a Yochien in San Diego but with the pay cut we’re taking it’ll be impossible.
There are two others:
He said these could be at any beach in California, or maybe it was any beach…regardless he thought they could have been taken anywhere. Ok, the first one is Nemo, with Dory’s tail with Bruce and the Hammerhead in the back, and way back there is Sponge Bob, overcast day, beach, ok…I’m not going to totally disagree with it, but in my artist statement I do say something about American influence on food, drink and cartoons. With Quinn being in the pictures I think it kind of makes it a Japanese picture and it should be in the narrative. The next one with Anpanman or the bread faced guy, is a Japanese cartoon character and I think superhero. With his bread face saves people from starving by letting them eat his face…What can I say…It’s Japanese.
Anyway, I don’t think he liked me very much, I can only hope to avoid him in the future. Kinda like the first time at PUC where you’d hear don’t take ____’s class he’s a jerk, take it from ____ he is much better/easier.
So thanks for letting me rant, I’m sure after I get over this I’ll be a better photographer at least I’ll be one who can shoot pictures of a California coast while in Okinawa.