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Laura Pizzoferrato

Laura Pizzoferrato
Art 3480: Digital Photography
Digital prints; 13″ x 19″
2 out of 50 in series
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ljpizzo/

This is a study of portraiture. I find a spot outside and ask strangers if I can photograph them. Then I ask them “what is on your mind?” or “what where you thinking right before I approached you?” and then ask them to write their answers on the whiteboard. I wanted to show personality within the portraits by showing facial expression along with their message or thoughts. I have posted some of the photos on my flickr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/ljpizzo/sets/72157622558131978/.

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Kyle Strace

Kyle Strace
Art 3480: Digital Photography
Digital Photographs; 13″ x 19″
Series of 20 Images

For this series I decided to portray the moment right before a prank happens. I started off photographing the moment before an event to capture “the decisive moment” but it evolved into a more light hearted and humorous approach. I would like to show the series in order from the more simple, to the harsher actions because pranks usually start off simple, but after several retaliations from those involved they are taken too far. This is an example from both categories.

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Kirsten Book-Anthony

Kirsten Book-Anthony
Art 5480: Photography Workshop
Digital Print; 11″ x 17″
Series of 8 Images

My current work socially studies human behavior and how others really live as opposed to their public persona. We may see someone on the street, and think they live a certain way, but if given the chance to glimpse into their private world, most would be surprised at how they live. By keeping the work as anonymous as possible, the viewer can draw his or her own conclusions as to who the person inhabiting it might be.

I enter the space with a few ideas about what I want the picture to look like compositionally, but a lot of times, it is just spontaneous. I don’t move things around in the room, because I think it would ruin the whole point of my concept. I am just documenting how that person exists in the space, and if I moved anything in that room, it would detract from the point that I am trying to make.

We judge others so much from face value and first impressions, but really have no idea who they are, until we can get a look at how they live behind closed doors.

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Antonio Costantini

Antonio Costantini
Art 3480: Digital Photography
Digital Prints; 13″ x 19″
Series of 20 Images

My thesis is society vs. nature and this topic came about recently from my move out of the city into the country. The move made me notice the different atmosphere of environments, people, cultures, and their morals. It can create a symbolic competition between society and nature by further explaining how much society depends on nature even though our society tries to triumph and show our dominance by destroying nature. It also shows nature is a powerful force toward society and can never be destroyed. All the photographs in this series display both society and nature.