Johan Itten

Itten's Smooth/Rough Contrast Assignment

For my photography class at the Chicago Photography Center we are working on taking pictures based on Johannes Itten's Contrasts.  The practice is really helpful in seeing the world in different ways.  Michael Freeman, The Photographer's Eye discusses these contrasts. 

For my assignment, I chose smooth/rough which ended up being harder than I thought at first.  I went to the Art Institute of Chicago and it helped to give me some really strong ideas.  Now I have to narrow it down to two pictures.  My top 5 from that day are in this gallery.