Sarah Jane Ripp

Sarah Jane Ripp
Art 699: Independent Study / Photography
Digital Prints; 11″ X 17″
2 prints in an ongoing series (20+ total)

In this series I am exploring books as a system of record keeping. Close, detailed frames are used in the photographs to examine books as a collection of handwritten records, labels and sentiments. Attention is drawn to texture, wear and marks found upon the pages, covers, edges and spine of each book to emphasize the handwriting that has been scribed upon these surfaces. The books are objects that once belonged to someone. They have been dismissed and cast off to second hand shops, making these once private messages publicly available. All of the writing is found and unaltered.

Olivia Baldwin

Olivia Baldwin
Art 476: Intermediate Photography
Digital Prints; 8″ x 10″
2 of 20

This series is comprised of photographs of people close to me. I asked each of my subjects to identify the area of the body they are most self-conscious or uncomfortable revealing, which I then photographed. The majority of these photographs were taken outside or in a public setting, making the subjects more aware of their physical insecurities, while simultaneously forcing them to expose these insecurities to the world.