U of Wisconsin, Madison

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.

U of Wisconsin, Madison

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.

Western Michigan University

Jamie Gizzarelli

Jamie Gizzarelli
Art 3470: Digital Photography I
Digital Prints
11″ X 14″ (Closeup)
24″ X 36″ (Large print)

The first photograph is from a close-up assignment. Here, I am experimenting with color and texture. The second photograph is my large print assignment for class. I chose an image from my blurred motion series, which I was experimenting by painting with light.

Western Michigan University

Holly Comer

Holly Comer
ART 3740: Digital Photography I
Digital Prints
Images are from series “Nature of the Road,” with current total of 15 pieces

My series, “Nature of the Road” is documentation of roadkill, with approximately half of images being close-ups. The work forces us to see something that we do not wish to see. Flesh, blood, and bone cause me to feel a sense of “oneness” with the animal. Empathy. The photographs within the series that are not close-ups, for me, have less of an empathetic trigger; instead they are more concerned with the scene of fate, and the way I see the animals as part of the road’s temporary composition (thus, “Nature of the Road”). This is documentation–NOT activism in any sense.

U of Wisconsin, Madison

Hiroko Sakaba

Hiroko Sakaba
Art 576: Advanced Photography
Digital Prints; 10.5″ x 7″
2 of 21 images

In this photographic series, I am visualizing human identities with food.

I begin the process of connecting the individual with food by asking three questions: how they describe themselves as an individual, what kind of person they want to become, and what their favorite food is and why. Having the answers to these questions as my inspiration, I select ingredients to create an essence of their identity in visual form, as well as, in the taste it represents.

Western Michigan University

Lauren Laheta

Lauren Laheta
ART 3470: Digital Photography 1
Digital Prints; 11″ x 17″

This two photos are a still life study of the colors used in gender socialization. For most of us, since we were born we were socialized to like certain colors and act certain ways. For example, your parents dress you in pink if you are a girl. This is a part of gender socialization. We know that something is “made for a boy” because it is blue and something is specifically made for a girl because it is pink.

St. Norbert College

Andri Vogt

Andri Vogt
ART 280 Intro to Photography
Silver Prints; 5″ x 7″
1 of 108 images

In the series, I intended to show both a wider definition of what art is, and express natural chemistry between two people, whether it be two men, two women, or a man and a woman. Using Ellen Dissanayake’s “Homo Aestheticus” as a key point of inspiration, I used tattoos and the artful knot-work of Shibari bondage to show the diverse meaning of art and how it accentuates the human form.

St. Norbert College

Van Anh Nguyen

Van Anh Nguyen
Art 280: Introduction to Black and White Photography
Silver Print; 8.5″ x 11.7″
Images are in a series of 20 prints

These 2 images are in my Portraits and Food series. At first, I was just thinking of capturing people’s facial expression, but then I find it enjoyable and interesting while taking pictures related to food and parts of human’s body. I took some of them just for fun and by accident; however, they turned to suit well with my final project.