photography, Rollins College

Ari Schubot

Ari Schubot
ART 300: Photography II
Digital Prints; 13×17
5 images in this series

As an Environmental Major and Studio Art Major, I find it essential that I use my knowledge about the environment and my skills as a photographer to make my viewers aware of their environment and by doing this it will hopefully make them more conscious of their actions regarding the environment. This series is about me/ the artist wanting to show my viewers that nature in an urban setting is always in sight of something man-made. I find it very interesting how most plant life within an urban setting has been removed and something manicured has replaced it. I want to emphasize the feeling of containment which Is ironic because nature is supposed to be wild.

photography, Rollins College

Zinnia Upson

Zinnia Upson
ART300: Photography 2 Theory and Practice
Digital Prints; Sizes varying

I wanted to investigate the life of bees through observation. As not a lot of people know the bees are in danger of extinction from Colony Collapse Disorder. This is a growing problem across the United States and even large parts of Europe. I wanted to take a different angle and try to find these bees in their natural habitat and observe them and observe where they are not. A big part of bringing awareness is to show the future without these little creatures. I also think humans do not know the impact that will happen if we fail to help these creatures. I sought out to show an aspect of observing bees gathering pollen from local flowers and then to show the flowers with missing bees because of the decline in the bee population.