Western Michigan University

Eileen Meslar

Eileen Meslar
ART 5480: Photography Workshop
Digital Prints; 24″ x 36″

In my current series, I am taking portraits of individuals who take a path along the train tracks in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. I was drawn to photographing this group because few people I know personally would travel along this path bordering the tracks. I wanted to find out whom would choose to walk along the tracks and why. I interview these individuals to learn more about them and the path they are traveling. I record their voices when they respond to the questions, “Where are you coming from?” and “Where are you going to?” I also ask them to tell me about themselves. By pairing each sound clip and photograph together, I would like to shed light on this group of individuals who are often overlooked.

Kellogg Community College

Rachel Gault

Rachel Gault
ART 224: Advanced Photography
Digital Scans; 20″ x 30″
2 of 6

We had a project assigned to us to create non-lens based art (camerless), so I wanted to try and use the scanner as a medium to create images. I am the owner of many animals, cats to be specific, so they became my subject matter to this ongoing series called “CAT” scans. I found my inspiration form a fellow classmate and became a great way for me capture my cat’s unique personalities in a non-traditional way.

Mississippi State University

Rebekah Trotter

Rebekah Trotter
ART 3873: Digital Photography
digital prints, and these images were part of a blurb book we did which consisted of twenty images.

When we think of the scenic route we think of sunny fields and blue skies, or more likely the fond way of telling others in the vehicle that we are hopelessly lost. The scenic route I decided to take took me out of fields and into industrial sights in the watches of the night. These places when stripped of bustling humanity are eerie, yet beautiful in their solitude. These images are a testiment to our ability to see things in an entirely different way when the sun goes down, the tone is reverence and the emotion here is hope as bright lights try to dispel the looming darkness of the night.

Mississippi State University

Tammie Adam

Tammie Adam
ART 3873: Digital Photography
digital prints; 19.5″ x 12″
Series contains 21 images total

Memories haunt my mind when I photograph vacant environments. The untold stories of the past collide with the present. Documented from a child’s perspective, I hope that the viewers of this body of work can place themselves inside and remember the days when they once attended school. The feelings that one experiences from those early years of school become strangely familiar. This project made me realize that memories are often forgotten, similar to that of places where those memories are created.

Mississippi State University

Hannah Petty

Hannah Petty
ART 3873: Digital Photography
digital print; Blurb Book
8″ x 10″
26 images in series

My work was created to show the differences of males and females within different jobs. The idea was not just for “paid” jobs, but for also common household jobs that we all do. Males and females approach different tasks in different ways, but ultimately can have the same end product. I focused on hands, because I didn’t want people to focus on the subjects, but more so on the job they were doing. The title of my work was “A Diminishing Line,” and I came up with the title because the division of “male” and “female” jobs is diminishing. Jobs that were once very sex based are not so much any more and I wanted viewers to see this.