Cazenovia College, photography

Brittany Juravich

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Brittany Juravich
SA 371: Large Format Photography
4×5 negative, printed digitally; 16″ x 20″
Part of a series of 5 images

I photographed my grandparents as a way for me to get to know them. The more I started photographing them, I realized that people put on masks and hide their identity. Why do we want to put on a happy face for the camera and only show one side? It may be our best side and what we want people to see, but is it the truth? I may not know everything about my grandparents, but the stories they shared about their past and our family meant a lot to me, which is exactly what I wanted to accomplish.

photography, St. Norbert College

Michael Danforth

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Michael Danforth
Art 380: Contemporary Photographic Strategies
Digital Print: 20.5″x13.5″

The assignment was to photograph intimate space. I accomplished this while riding on a train during a trip to Colorado. When I realized I could not get any shots of the scenery, I decided to focus on my assignment and try to capture the the other vacationers’ reflections. This is not a collage, it’s just one of the shots I was able to get.

Otterbein University, photography

Andrew Beers

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Andrew Beers
Art 4500 – Advanced Photography
Silver Prints; 11″ x 14″
Series of 24-36 prints ranging in size from 5×7 to 11×14

A collection of photographs from multiple cities around the U.S. Wide shots and extremely tight crops of people living in the cities with a few cityscape type photographs to interrupt the images of faces and bodies.

Mississippi State University, photography

Jackson Donald

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Jackson Donald
ART 4660 Advanced Photography
digital prints; 11″ x 14″
Series is named “A Determined Coupling” and is a work in progress.
Currently 14 images; they can be seen here: http://jacksondonald.com

Description of body of work:
The only images of marriage that we usually see are the idealized, romanticized photographs of the engagement and wedding. Marriage is a beautiful relationship between two people, and most often, a person’s spouse is the only individual with whom he or she can truly drop the façade and ideal self that they create for approval. The goal is to visually tell the story of the couple and give a representation of who they are through a portrait in their home and accompanying images of the spaces and items inside the home.

photography, Western Michigan University

Javier A. Villaman

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Javier A. Villaman
ART 3470: Digital Photography 1
Digital Print; 8.5″ x 11″

Monsters: Ordinary People Series

Monsters have always been present in every society. Each one has their own demons, which have terrorized people through history, haunting childhoods and even adulthoods. I’ll take 5 different ‘iconic’ monsters, portrayed countless of times in cinema, as ‘harmless’ creatures on their everyday life, trying to survive like each and one of us.

photography, Western Michigan University

Alvaro Tomas

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Alvaro Tomas
Art 3470: Digital Photography I
Digital Print; 8.5″ x 11″

I used this battery-powered lightbulb in a previous photograph involving blurred motion. I wanted to experiment with light and shadows in a way that makes a vague statement about modern/smaller technology overshadowing the bigger objects in life. i.e the portable lightbulb evidently replacing the lamp that you cannot carry around so easily.

photography, Western Michigan University

Sarah Spohn

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Sarah Spohn
ART 3470: Digital Photography I
Digital Print; 8.5″ x 11″
1 of 5 images

As college students, sometimes we can feel trapped in the complexity and craziness of our schedules and lives. Wherever we go, our minds race with the tasks that need to be completed. There is never a break – our racing thoughts consume us and are never-ending. We are wound so tight into the trap of our obligations that it effects the way we live.

photography, Western Michigan University

Marena De Leau

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Marena De Leau
ART 3470: Digital Photography I
Digital Print; 8 1/2″ X 11″

Studying and improving my skills of various textures and shadows is my goal of the student choice assignment. The developed concept I have in mind is revolved around the human body and how it may seem similar to different objects. For this photograph, I am showing the similarity in texture between hair, landscape and the quills on a hedgehog. The main focus is on the surface of the two objects and how it makes the viewer feel.

photography, Western Michigan University

Kaileigh Oldham

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Kaileigh Oldham
Art 3470: Digital Photography I
Digital Print; 8.5″ x 11″

This image is part of a series about depression and self-harm and how it affects people my age today. Self-destructive behavior and suicidal tendencies are very common and I want to show how painful and hard depression is to overcome. I wanted my pictures to be uncomfortable to look at, and I wanted the viewer to feel the pain and begin to understand depression and its effects on people’s lives better. Depression is a big issue in our society today. People make it off to be unimportant and don’t understand it and that pills aren’t the way to deal with this issue. There are better ways to deal with depression than using SSRIs, which aren’t even very effective and can cause even more problems in someone that takes them.

Otterbein University, photography

Michaela Kronenberger

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Michaela Kronenberger
Art 4500: Advanced Photography
Digital prints; 13″ x 19″
This is a series of maybe 15, no less than 12

My series is portraying a non fiction love story. I created a narrative series about a woman who is been secretly planning to meet her true love and eventually ventures out into the woods to meet him. Frightened and anxious in the wilderness; she is approached by a stranger and out of impulse stabs this mysterious figure. Sadly, she unveils her hooded figure, and to find out that it is her true love that she has killed. In the end leaving him dead in the woods, and her with a broken heart.

Otterbein University, photography

Megan Bock

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Megan Bock
Art 4500: Advanced Photography
Digital Print; 11″ x 14″

These image will soon be torn, ripped, or cut and placed on top of a photo of myself to represent everyone that surrounds me from work, my jobs, school, family, etc. I tell whoever i am photographing to make 5 different facial expressions and which ever one represents them (to me), is the one that i use. i’m hoping to make the final a life size (5 foot) tall body filled with the different faces, collage looking body form.

Otterbein University, photography

Stacey Endicott

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Stacey Endicott
ART 4500 Adv. Photo
Digital Prints; 11″ X 14″

This is the starting idea for my series. I am doing various prints of people’s bodies that most people want to “change”. I am really interested in body image and specifically how women view their bodies. I am thinking of drawing on the actual print with an oil pencil and mark the areas that need to be “fixed”.

Otterbein University, photography

Jennifer Davis

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Jennifer Davis
ART 4500: Advanced Photography
Digital Prints; 11″ x 14″
Part of a series of a potential 12

I’m currently working on a series that has to do with the progression of time. By using old family photographs, I’m restricting the composition I set up for my new photos. I’m going back to these old places and retaking the image in the same “set up” as they were taken previously. Also, if the old photo has people in it, I don’t include them in my new photo.

Otterbein University, photography

Kristen Davis

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Kristen Davis
ART 4500 Advanced Photography
Digital prints; 11″ x 14″ (or smaller depending on final series count)
12- 50 images

These images are from my in progress diaristic series. I am documenting the things going on around me, and in turn I am documenting my life. While I may not be directly involved in the happenings, I act as a voyer and capture the moment. The goal is not necessarily to make a comment, but simply to document what I see around me.