photography, St. Norbert College

James Viall III

James Viall III
Art 380: Contemporary Photographic Strategies
Digital Print(s)
12” x 8 (Photos 1-4), 15” x 10” (Photos 5-8)
8 images in series

Notes: “For this assignment I essentially created a record of a supernatural incident, making and photographing a case file and then staging photographs of the ‘incident’ itself. There are 8 photos in the series : 4 of the case file and 4 of the incident – these are the ones of the ‘incident,’ photos 5-8.”

photography, University of Kentucky

Sarah Mac

Sarah Mac
A-S 380 Intro to Darkroom
silver prints; 8×10
series name: Breakthrough (total images in series 12)

These are self portraits from a larger series called “Breakthrough”. I want to show that the struggles we go through become a part of us when we overcome them. These pictures are depicting the breakthrough I have found from my genetic disease. I was born with a disease called Hirschsprung and have had 31 surgeries, 4 organs removed, and am currently in pain 24/7. However, I am also one of few patients with this disease that are able to go to college and live on my own. My disease has made me who I am today.

Rollins College, video

Tara Gallagher

Tara Gallagher
Class: ART 310 – Introduction to Video Art

Music is integrated into every part of our lives. Whether we actively listen while playing or driving, use it as a tool to help with studying, or hear it in the background at a party, there is a song to fit every mood or desire. Specific lyrics and melodies resonate with us, and we associate certain songs with objects or places. Why do we do this? This piece dissects the musical quality of discrete objects and spaces by juxtaposing silent visuals with the plain, white text featuring fragments of intentionally vague song lyrics. This seemingly discordant combination provokes viewers to think about the significance of particular songs, why they influence us in the way that they do, and why certain phrases are relatable or relevant to ourselves.

The piece is comprised of a series of vignettes varying in length similar to the manner of distinct sentences in a well-written essay or poem; it both slows and speeds up engagement, prompting the viewer to linger and pause, or even anticipate the next action. Each vignette depicts an action with implied sound, leading the viewer to superimpose an imagined soundtrack over the visuals. There is no clear narrative, and the video runs on a loop, suggesting a cyclical timeline or the absence of time. Though these objects and spaces may be personal, they have been abstracted to emphasize the musical qualities possessed by both the text and the visual, together.

photography, St. Norbert College

Diedre Brennan

Diedre Brennan
ART 280 // Introduction to Photography and Digital Imaging
Digital Print, original: 11 x 8.253”

Statement: The assignment was to create an everyday still life that either told a story about who you are and your interests and your overlooked everyday habits, or show how specific objects function in our daily lives. I was having a hard time coming up with an idea for the photograph, and then one night I was studying and saw how everything reflected opposite in the cup of water I had sitting on my desk. I decided that I wanted to capture this phenomenon so I went to the dollar store and bought some vases and a red poster board and photographed them. It was all about getting the camera in the perfect spot to capture this photograph.

photography, St. Norbert College

Noah Fidlin

Noah Fidlin
Art 380: Contemporary Photographic Strategies
Digital Prints
3 Total Images

“For this collection, I wanted to give my work a bit of a dated feel, reflecting on the photography of the midcentury, 1970s and 1990s. I was really inspired by the photography that I came across on Pinterest over and over again that was inspired or taken with analog film. While none of my photos, at least in this collection, were taken with film, I tried to reflect this style as best as I could through paying close attention to the coloring, lighting, blur and grain of the photos, also adding a couple scratches here or there.”

photography, St. Norbert College

Nicolette Sheffield

Nicolette Sheffield
ART 280 // Introduction to Photography & Digital Imaging
Digital Print; Bridge: 8×14″, Underpass: 8.5×12″
Image Series 2 and 3 of 3

Statement: The assignment was a series of landscape inspired photographs, so instead of sticking to one location I decided to take pictures along my bike ride. The collage-style of the collected images were inspired by the photographer David Hockney. My process involved taking pictures with my camera at different angles and focusing on specific areas of the landscape, then digitally ‘stitching’ the images together, resulting in what you are seeing.

video, Western Michigan University

Peter Warner

Peter Warner
ART 3750, Video Art 2

This project was inspired by ambient piece the Disintegration Loops by William Bazinski. As culture transitions into this new digital age, we are losing our touch with the natural world. In this video I was trying to depict both the new found beauty of digitization, and the sorrow of what we are poised to lose.

video, Western Michigan University

Manna Smith

Manna Smith
ART 3750: Video Art 2

This video was created for Western Michigan University Video Art 2 course. This assignment was to be experimental, and I made it experimental in nature. Archival footage of wind blowing through trees was collected and is accompanied by their sound. With the video I speed up imagery, overlay it, and have quick cuts for the viewer to always be grasping for nature’s fleeting. I titled my video “Pause” for the viewer’s need for something to remain consistent in my piece. Although it is unlikely to pause nature I make it possible through its immortalization in media.