photography, Western Michigan University

Mandy Hess

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Mandy Hess
ART 3470 Digital Photography I
digital print
20 Image total

Statement:

Isolate
[v. ahy-suh-leyt; n., adj. ahy-suh-lit, -leyt]
-to set or place apart; detach or separate so as to be alone.

In an attempt to express different womens experience of isolation, I asked 10 different models to talk with me and explain places or situations in which they feel isolated. The common thread was hearing experiences of being afraid, unaccepted, or uncomfortable in the places they were in. As women in a patriarchal society, we are constantly told where we belong, how we should look and feel, and what will happen to us if we do not follow these given limitations. The series “In Isolation” attempts to take back the places each of these women felt most vulnerable and isolated in by placing them into the given spaces by choice.

photography, U of Wisconsin, Madison

Angela Johnson

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Angela Johnson
ART 476: Intermediate Photography
digital prints; 8″ x 10″
2 of 10

I have been collaborating with a Genetics lab on UW-Madison campus. I have been using a microscope as a campera and using a pipette to “paint” with liquid bacteria onto petri dishes. The bacteria has been colorized with shaved chalk. Then I have been photo documenting the bacterial growth over days and weeks until it dries up and cracks apart.

Kellogg Community College, photography

Amanda Spencer

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This image was part of an exploration of many photographic processes, combining both digital and alternative methods. The base image is a high resolution digital scan of a characterized self-portrait made on a 4”x5” Wet Plate Collodion Tintype. The scan was printed at 4”x5” on Pictorico to create a digital negative and used in an enlarger. The process of Cliché verre was also used by first putting a feather into the enlarger and exposing the feather’s silhouette to the paper. The Tintype scan was then printed over the previously exposed feather silhouette.

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This image was made by creating a photo-gram and then printing an image on top of it. It was a part of an exploration of alternative photographic processes in the darkroom. A black feather was placed over the paper and exposed under an enlarger. A 4″x”5 negative was then exposed to the same paper, causing the ‘bearded lady’ to appear only through the feather-window left by the first exposure.

Amanda Spencer
Art 295 Photo & Multimedia Spec Topics
Gelatin Silver Prints; 9″ x 12″

photography, U of Wisconsin, Madison

Tyson Banh

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Tyson Banh
Art 376: Beginning Photography
Silver Prints; 8″ x 10″
Within a series of 10 images

These images represent part of a larger series focusing on the ephemeral quality of humans and our creation of waste. The banana peel, although organic, was consumed by humans and left on the man-made, concrete ground. The tumbler cup, created by humans, was left abandoned. It drifted aways here until someone claims it or throws it away. Both items are seen as garbage, but once were valuable items to a human.

Kellogg Community College, photography

Teresa Oswald

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Teresa Oswald
Art 295 Alternative Processes
Cyanotype prints; 8″ x 10″
series of 6

Cyanotype is a process developed in 1842. The medium (paper in this case) is coated with a mixture of two chemicals, ammonium iron citrate and potassium ferricyanide and allowed to dry. I used digital negatives for these images. The negative was placed on top of the coated paper and secured in an 8×10 frame and exposed to UV light for about 45 minutes. When the exposure is adequate, the paper was rinsed and dried again.

photography, U of Wisconsin, Madison

Katie Cooney

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Katie Cooney
ART 476: Intermediate Photography
Digital Prints
Series of Ten

Continuing with my “Ballads” body of work, which tells the stories of songs, these images are drawn from my shoot for Cage the Elephant’s “Cigarette Daydreams.” The character in this shoot is a young, troubled girl. She lights a cigarette in hopes of leaving her troubles behind (“you wanna find peace mind”), but it lights a flame that she cannot extinguish. As the series progresses, she attempts to run from her troubles – the further she goes from the alley, the stronger the flames grow, and she is eventually engulfed by the flames and must face her demons, as seen in the second image.

photography, U of Wisconsin, Madison

Alana Wanke

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Alana Wanke
Art 476 – Intermediate Photography
Digital Prints; 8in. x 10in.
10 image series

My concept this semester is science fiction and trying to create images that look other worldly, such as alien like or teleportation. I’ve been working with long exposure all semester, and try to shoot so that I don’t have to do any editing after the fact.

Kellogg Community College, photography

Bob Psalmonds

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Bob Psalmonds
ART 295 Alternative Processes
Colloidal Wet Plate
Cyanotype Bird; 4″ x 5″ & 8″ x 10″

I photographed the bird over in the Binder Park Zoo this summer. It sat there in the bushes less than five feet away from me looking back as I captured his image. I enjoy Cyanotype as a way to create pictures without a lot of chemicals and expenses. The Self Portrait was made during a Colloidal Wet Plate lesson. Overall, it was a great final image which I can show with pride for years to come.

photography, Western Michigan University

Charlotte Buettner

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Charlotte Buettner
ART 3470: Digital Photography I
Digital Prints; 11″ x 17″
Total in series: 10

“Everything is not as it seems. These should be viewed from the full image to the close up. The zoomed out image is in the middle of the series; there are five sections farther away than that. There are 4 in between the two shown. The images gradually become closer to reveal decay in a seemingly perfect object.”