Western Michigan University

Emma Reeck

Emma Reeck
Art 3470: Digital Photo 1
Digital Print, 11″ x 17″
Still Life

I have always been fascinated with the similarities and differences between creationism and scientific perspectives on how the universe and life was created. I have been exposed to both in my life, and wanted to show the struggle for understanding between them. Up until recently have both been able to be combined into one coherent explanation. Both are separate beliefs, but can be tied together depending on an individual’s beliefs.

Western Michigan University

Mario Lamancusa

Mario Lamancusa
3470 Digital Photo1
Digital Photo (Archival Inkjet Print); 11″ x 17″
controlled earth

My idea behind this image is about the four elements and how man is starting to take control over how our world is suppose to work. (Un natural if you will). Sometimes I think we need to slow down. The world is moving so fast and because of that we sometimes take for granted our surroundings and what this world really has to offer. If we start controlling everything who knows how long it will be before these elements become unnatural to us.

Mississippi State University

Courtney Sims

Courtney Sims
ART 3873: Digital Photography
Medium: Digital Print
Size: 20 x 30

For my landscape project, I wanted to capture the pureness and rawness of the land that my grandparents own. That is has beauty even in the messy areas she wants to be cleaned up. For instance, my papaw’s shed may have work tools, tractors, and other workshop materials throw around his workshop, but its the land and the essence of the light and the nature of this landscape that turns your eyes away from this mess.

Kellogg Community College

Nadine Weisser

Nadine Weisser
Photography 2
Digital Print

The image size was 12 by 8.  The number of images in the series was 8.  This assignment was a documentary called Then and Now.  A photographer in Battle Creek in the 1930’s travelled through Battle Creek and recorded the streets and many of the important homes and buildings (including factories).  Our assignment was to locate the 6-8 sites we were assigned and to rephotograph those sites as true to the original pictures as possible.  Many times  it was difficult to identify exactly the location because the buildings in the original images were no longer in existence. I am including two of my photographs. The second image  is of the site where Michigan Carton was located years ago, on Capital Ave SW and the Grand Trunk RR. The first is  my creative shot of Commerce Pointe, which was our post office many years ago.

Western Michigan University

Melissa Phizacklea

Melissa Phizacklea
Art3470 Digital Photo 1
Digital Print

As both an artist and a dancer I am surrounded with the idea of line shape and color. I am working on a series of work called Kaleidscope. The dancers bodies in this series are meant to remind you of the colorful shapes and distortions formed when looking through a kaleidscope. I want the focus of the work to be on the oddity of the forms, shape and color, but at the same time I don’t want them to look disturbing.

Mississippi State University

Courtney Sims

Courtney Sims
ART 3873: Digital Photography
Digital Print; 8″ x 10″
Series: 21

For my final project I wanted to bring out the detail and beauty of different textures in nature. This is one image from a series of 21 that was taken of different textures in nature. I enjoy the shades of colors that are shown in the image and the details we do not seem to notice. This image was a favorite of mine and our class from this series.

Western Michigan University

Reyna Obregon

Reyna Obregon
3470: digital photography 1
digital print; 8″ x 10″

This is for an assignment in class it was student choice. My main goal in this picture was to take a picture of something in the fall with beautiful colors and manage the white balance in the camera. We had been learning about white balance and how to control it so you don’t have to mess with the picture in the computer and i managed. This picture is natural with no fixings.

Western Michigan University

Tommy Grill

Tommy Grill
ART 3470- Digital Photography 1
Digital Prints; 10.5″ x 7″

As a graphic designer, I often get overwhelmed with the amount of prerequisite sketches that go into selecting a final solution for a design. At times I feel like these sketches consume so much of my time and mental energy that I am simply becoming them. That is what this still-life is intended to represent.

Western Michigan University

Kaitlyn Guthard

Kaitlyn Guthard
Art 3470: Digital Photography 1
Digital Print

Statement:
“if the american people ever allow the banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, THE BANKS AND CORPORATIONS THAT WILL GROW UP AROUND HTEM WILL DEPRIVE THE PEOPLE OF ALL THEIR PROPERTY UNTIL THEIR CHILDREN WILL WAKE UP HOMELESS ON THE CONTINENT THEIR FATHERS OCCUPIED. the issuing power of money should be taken from the banks and restored to congress and the people to whom it belongs.” – Thomas Jefferson

Western Michigan University

Katie Wahamaki

Katie Wahamaki
Art 3470: Digital Photography 1
Digital Print; 8″ x 10″

This was for a student choice assignment. Throughout the past months I have been experimenting with looking at the chaos of growing up. There is a sense of play in all of us that is sometimes lost. This is an study of the ideas of growing up and not losing yourself when you get out into the real world. Original ideas were done in B&W medium format film cameras-this is the start of digital color study of concept.

Western Michigan University

Nora Tkac

Nora Tkac
Art 3470 Digital Photo 1
Digital Print; 8.5″ x 11″
Still Life

Our class was asked to create a still life that did not incorporate classic subjects like flowers and fruit. I chose to use objects my Grandmother left in her will to me. I thought shooting the objects from above would be atypical for a still life of this nature.

Kellogg Community College

Jason Lacey

Jason Lacey
ART 230 Digital Color Photography II
Archival Pigment Print 8×12″
2 of 4

The foggy night image is daylight balanced chrome film (E6) processed in C-41 then scanned and converted in Photoshop. The other one is tungsten balanced chrome film (E6) processed in C-41 then scanned and converted.