ART 3480: Photo II
Digital Prints; 13″ x 19″
2 of 10 images
Digital Print, 11×14
series of 6 thus far
“How does one feel in the moment of realization that they are spending their last few moments on earth? Is this feeling heightened or more extreme when faced with the knowledge that you created this moment yourself? Immortality was created to showcase that particular moment of one’s life – their last. When dealing with artists, musicians, authors and actors it often times brings about a legendary status that the individual did not possess before their dramatic ending. What exactly were these “celebrities” feeling before their pretentious demise? Why has the media given these lost souls a celebrated position in history? Would Sylvia Plath, Kurt Cobain, or Vincent Van Gosh still be as controversial today had it not been for their “unordinary” death?”
Photography IV class
From Death Becomes Her Series – 2 of 4
Personal statement: I have been fortunate enough not to have many people die in my life, but this fact has also warped my views on death. To me, my conception of death is purely a visual conceit developed from art and popular culture. In these images, I appropriate the image of a dead woman who jumped to her death and landed on a car, and then was immortally appropriated in the repetitive prints of Andy Warhol. The second image is of the famous execution of a Vietcong prisoner in the middle of street, as photography6 by Eddie Adams.
Avd. Studio Sequence Photography
Digital Print, 20″ x 30″
Ongoing Untitled Series
My photographs visualize the spaces I feel exist between reality and the surreal. Identity and familiarity are comforts that can escape us in the realm of dreams. For me, lucid pieces of a sometimes dark space gives a peculiar view that leaves us asking more questions about what we have seen. Personal space can be more that the places that we physically inhabit. It is even more personal to inhabit the spaces that exist in the mind. I believe that he expression and phenomena that exist there is the most individual perspective available. I have made photographs that instill a sense of the unknown and create a stark expression of these spaces.
Art 451 – Location Photography
Digital Print, 18″ x 12″
“Scooters” This image taken during a recent family vacation cruise. The cruise went to four beautiful islands. This was the island of Grand Turks in the Caribbean. While on the island all of the guys in the family wanted some excitement and figured they could get it on “Scooters”. They rented just about all of the scooters on the small island and took off on their adventure. The actual photo was taken at Governors Beach, which is a public beach not far (about 1.5 miles) from where the cruise ship docks. The rest of our party walked down to Governors Beach to avoid the crowds that were at the beach near the cruise ship. – QUEEN ROBINSON