Photo Journal V8

Photographer Neil Krug has an amazing play on colors and does some pretty interesting things through his photography. This image is the cover of the Goo Goo Dolls album but he does a lot of work with landscapes and other famous people like Lana Del Rey, First Aid Kit, and more. What I find extremely cool about his work is the color he can create in his film images. In digital it is very easy to change colorcasts and tones in software but he is able to do so in film. He does a lot of double exposure shots as well that look amazing. In general, I just like his style a lot and will be pulling inspiration from him in the future. tumblr_mj7tputotB1qd2hdto1_1280



This is an image I found off Tumblr that depicts the inside of a working mans wor4k truck or car. I like it because I grew up around a similar environment when my dad was a contractor and it brings back a lot of memories. It’s not glamorous or compositionally extraordinary, but it tells a story about the work and the life that it’s owner lives. It would be interesting to explore this theme and try to meet people who live this type of life and photograph them.


Holiday Mood Board

For the end of the quarter project, a mood board was created by two graphic designers and then given randomly by instructors to myself and other photography students. There was no communication between the designers or the photographers forcing us photographers to interpret the mood board and brief description in our own way. I planned a shoot, gathered the materials, and then printed and mounted the final product on a board to be displayed on the walls. The designers then have to figure out which image goes to their mood board! The theme was, "All I want for Christmas" and the descriptors that I was given focused on warmth, contentment, accomplishment, and a nice glass of scotch by the fireplace. Michael_Ahmann_2016_PHO131_MB

For my set, I experimented with the backdrop adding the two white boards on either side to get the nice even reflections on the edges of the glass. I also used a 'cookie' for the background light to give it some texture and a mirror to camera left to bounce some light on the book and pipe. I used 3 Arri lights for this shoot.