Just Dance

Just Dance

The lens that I chose to describe this photo was New Historical lens. The picture that I have is how dance has changed over time. The left is a picture of how they danced years ago, and on the right is a picture of how we dance today. The times have changed a lot since then. The people on the right and on the left are jazz dancing. My friends who are on the right are doing a more up to date way of how jazz is portrayed now. They are doing a move called the tilt. We use different terms than what they used back then. Even the terminology isn’t the same anymore. We do jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, and modern. We have added on to steps and positions that they might not have used back them. But, of course the moves were much simpler back then. These days, the dance styles and steps are much more complicated. As the years go by dance is changing more and more over time which is a good thing which means we are starting to learn more and more as we grow and get better.

Let’s move a little
just a little
grove to the middle and let it sizzle
is that a little old
I guess not
times have changed
but let’s remember where It can from
where the beat first started
where the foot first stepped out
to take a huge turn
lets be great
move a little
there’s nothing wrong with just a sizzle
the old school rhythm that drives you insane
to hear the beat drop
like rain on your window pain
lets her the beautiful lyrics
that forces you to sing along
let it be known
your in control of the dance floor
in control of the movement
of your single step
so lets move
and groove
and sizzle and wiggle
is that old
I guess it may be
but times have changed
let’s remember where it can from

Shine Bright

The lens that I chose to represent this picture is Reader Response Theory. What I took a picture of was a shining bright light. I decided to take this picture because I felt like it could symbolize life. Life is such a beautiful thing, but it’s definitely not easy. We all came from a very dark place, a whom. Where we had no idea where we were heading, what are parents would be like, what our names might be, or who we might become. When we first came, there was a light. A light that we no idea about. But, we came across a light, where we were trying to grasp on because we had no idea what was coming ahead of us. I feel that this picture tells a story. Everyone has to face a bring light in there lives. No matter what obstacles u haven’t yet to overcome, there is always going to be a light. Life is tough, and gets pretty rough but we have to learn that no matter how dark things get, at the end of the day, there will always be that light that has to come back and shine bright. That light will bring us much happiness and joy, even if that is the only way we can survive.

I see a light
that lies between a pile of darkness
a pile of hurt
and under it all, a secret
a light that could change
change a life
a home
a family
a child
something so precious
that you can’t let go
we’ll one day see it grow
grow into something so bright
grasping on so very tight
we all want that
something that we will always hold onto
never let it go
but we have a light
no matter what might happens
that light will always be there
for shelter
for survival
without it
there is nothing
nothing to strive for
nothing to give in
nothing for nothing
the darkness
will get through
to all
lets be blessed
for that one light
let it shine bright
for we all want that
lets grasp it

Huge Ego

Huge Ego

The lens that I chose for this photo is Freudian/Psychoanalytic Theory. This is a battle between me and my ego. My ego gets in the way of everything that I do. It gets in the way of personal fears, and many desires. My ego is uncontrollable. Something that can’t be stopped. Once i have an idea, my ego starts off it’s work. I’m in love with my ego. It defines me. Mostly gives me confidence. Gives me more motivation than others could ever give. It’s everywhere I go. When it appears, I’m at my most distinct from the world and others. I think that result of my ego comes from most of my childhood experiences. It comes from how I viewed things back then and how I view them now. It has made a huge effect on my life. Because of my ego, I’ve learned from mistakes and am learning from them. Even though ego seems to take me on the wrong paths, I always get back on the right track again. This picture reflects my life story by showing a battle between myself, or ”ego” .

I’m here
I’m there
It’s me
I’m an ego
Did you see that
I’m an ego
You know the one that you see often
I am an angel
Can be very mean
And sometimes lean
I wanted this
And wanted that
I’m in control now
No we can’t work together
I am you
You know ?
The ego

Power of Control

The lens that I chose to represent this picture is the Marxist Lens. I captured a picture of two neighborhoods. The right side is the northeast and the left side is Olney. It shows a big differed in social class, money and power. The neighborhood that you see on the right is majority of where all Caucasian families live. On the left, is a neighborhood full of Hispanics and African American families. I chose to use these two pictures because how money plays a big role in ethnicities and race. It shows us how the use of power is playing a big role. Not every ethnicity/race is treated the same. Sometimes it’s very hard to get up when your still looking down. When we start to think that because this is the way things have always been, we often never wake up to make a change. Money has always been the number 1 cause of havoc with races. We always believe that one race will always over power another by how much one might have, or one might own. My picture describes how the higher class live compared to how the lower class live. We will all once realized money doesn’t often change who you are, but what u do, and it is up to us to make that change, but for the better

This is my neighborhood
My house
My view
I can see the difference
But why
why is there a difference
is it money
is it power
is it race
is it ethnicity
I don’t know
Why can’t we be civil
why can’t we come together
make the community safe for everyone
the violence and the torture
the people
the community
it’s not the same
the power of control
the children playing
the police sirens
the hop scotch
the Hispanic music
the Chinese food
it’s not all the same
the neighborhoods
their different
they can’t come together as one
the people?
the money?
the control?
what is it
I don’t know
I want to be as one
To be unified
To come together

Face to Face

Face to Face

The lens that I chose to represent this picture is the Jungian/Archetypal-Myth lens. The myth that I chose to symbolize this picture was Medusa. When I look through this lens I most identify this myth. Medusa’s double was Athena. Athena made Medusa her double which is known as Athena’s “bad side”. This was the side she didn’t want people to see. She was known as being more beautiful and often pleasant. I use this to symbolize me and my double. I feel like their are two sides of who I am. The real me, and the side that I am forced to be. I often feel like the person I am forced to be is my bad side which is the opposite of what most people would say. I think that most people have a double because being themselves is just not good enough. Maybe it’s against society wants you to be, or maybe even what your parents want from you or even you peers. I often feel that having a double holds me back from accomplishing certain goals in my life. Or sometimes it may even prevent me from overcoming obstacles that I might face. I sometimes wonder, will she ever go away? Will she always be with me? Will my double help me move forward or hold me back? That’s I challenge that I will have to face, and a decision that I will have to make.

Color of Friendship

Color of Friendship

The lens that I chose for this picture is Critical Race and Ethnic theory. The people in this picture are my friends that I first met here at Rush. I never attended such a diverse school as this one. When I look into this lens a see a union of all people amoung all races. Over the years, things have changed. Things such as all cultures,races, and ethnicities attending a school together. This as one point was un-acceptable and not allowed. But, as the times changes people started to realize that the color of our skin does not change which we are as people. I chose to use this picture because it defines exactly how I view this lens. There are a lot of stereotypes that we use to describe a particular race, which is wrong. Lots of people get very offended by them because we might often believe that it is races to view others like this, and it is wrong. We have to realize that culture or race is different, but it does nit mean it defines who we truly are. In conclusion, now that I have attended this school I have friends of all races and ethnicities, and although we might not all look the same, it does not change who they are as people.

Purple, pink, blue, green
we’re are the same
I love you
no matter the shade
your my best friend and we were meant to be together
the history
doesn’t matter
I’m living in the moment
the present
searching the future
your my best friend
we’re meant to be together
we have two different sides
sides of the story
my color is different but I’m still me
I’m a different religion but I’m still me
I’m a different ethnicity but I’m still me
Let’s stay together
I’ll always be there

Beauty is Reality

Beauty is Reality

The lens I decided to use for this picture is the Feminist lens. This a picture of my bestfriend Alexis. I chose to do this because I tree to capture a picture of my friend portraying how women are to be expected in the media. Young girls often feel that they can’t be theirselves because they have an expectation to live up too. As we were growing up we have seen that bigger is not always beautiful and lighter is better. We spend so much time on material things and howto change the way we look and we forget what true beauty is. True beauty is just being yyourself and being comfortable in your own skin. Beauty starts from within and works it’s way out. We have to realized what the media portrayed as beauty is not true. Sometimes the women in the media even get surgeries and operations o even make themselves look more beautiful. I feel that if someone has to do things like that in order to feel beautiful, then they are not happy within themselves.If you are not happy with yourself, nobody else is going to be happy with you. We have to become comfortable with out ourselves and define our own beauty. Of course, this picture is beauty, but we have to dig deeper into the situation. If this who she really is, or who she is expected to be?