Assignment 8: Portraits


James Acevedo: Frustration


This is a photo of me in a frustrated stance. It was supposed to illustrate my state of mind while most of my time here at Stanford =). A lot of problem sets in mathematics left me struggling for hours on just a few problems. For the set up, I got my old Math 171 textbook, and got my glasses. We used a flash for the key light, and took this next to a window which was used for a fill light. We wanted to flash the textbook, signifying the emanating knowledge. My face was supposed to be relatively dark in comparison, to symbolize my struggle to acquire the necessary intuition to solve the problem at hand.

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