Thrusday’s are my photography classes at college. After taking a year off from the program, I have to admit, I am a tad intimidated by the stunning work my class mates create. That being said, when our professor assigned us to share two pictures from our final project in class today, I felt a little uneasy as I shuffled towards the white board and slapped my two photos on the very end of the board, shamefully ashamed of my work.
<–(One of my photos) Suprisingly, smiles creeped on faces when they turned to this portiat here. They simply adored my model–my paper model who goes by the name Danbo. I felt very pleased that I finally discorved that I could create playful photographs that still bought joy to others faces.
As happy as I am, I can’t take all the credit for my Danbo idea. Recently around Flickr and Deviant Art I’ve seen this little robot character in photographs. Immediatly falling in love with him, I started the search to find one. Sadly, the little plastic robots are selling on amazon.com for over $60 and up! Thankfully, I stumbled across a papercraft print avalible from Deviant Art user “yuiiwae” (http://yuiiwae.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d2zddu1).
Danbo, or his official name Danboard is a character from a manga (Japanese comic) series called Yotsuba&! (by Kiyohiko Azuma) based around an adorably strange and naive five year old and her misadventures in exploring the everyday events we take for granted.
So from comic to plastic robot to my paper craft, I’m very pleased with this little movable guy, and left photography class feeling a little bit better about my current photo progress. 🙂