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Elizabeth Shugart

Elizabeth Shugart
ART 300: Photography 2 Theory and Practices
Digital Prints; 13×17
5 photos out of a series of 15

In this project I am looking at the manipulation and control of water in Florida and the development that this enables, whether agricultural or housing, and the impacts of both. In a human world, the natural flow of water crosses our lawns, roads, and agriculture picking up chemicals we use to fertilize our lawns and agriculture and the oil released from cars along the way. These elements are far from natural, pervading the ecosystem, impacting its ability to function properly as the new elements are foreign and unnatural. This project seeks to capture or suggest these human inputs into the ecosystem through capturing the sources of the pollutants and the methods of controlling water.

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Thomas Wheatley

Thomas Wheatley
ART: 300. Photography II
Digital Prints; 8×11

In this series, focus on this fantasy world that I have made up in my head. I wanted to elaborate more on the unknowing and uncertainty someone can feel when dropped into a place they are unfamiliar with. These images are apart of a series that follow my imagination, which is a made up fantasy world that you can feel and smell when looking at these photographs. Being from the north, I have always been fascinated by the different “seasons” Florida gets compared to up north. The typical Florida whether is an essential role in my work, as I play with water, rainfall, the sunrise and sunsets, and the mist that rises in the morning. All of these natural causes help me express more the magical idea I am trying to portray.

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Angela-Maria Martinez

Angela-Maria Martinez
Art 300 Photography II: Theory and Practice
Digital prints; 17 x 22
Series of 20 images

The images I capture reflect the correlation between the unknown and the uncanny. Through the objects and situations displayed in these photographs, I intend to capture the cautious wonder with which we regard the “unreachable unfamiliar,” and how the act of exhibiting the “other” adds a barrier of separation that impedes us from accurately understanding and accepting what we see. Although we may experience various degrees of curiosity and appreciation for the endless foreign entities we confront, our inherent nature and cultured experiences force us to approach what is unclear with weariness.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sam Wall

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Sam Wall
ART 300 – Photo II
Digital Prints; 13×19
Series of 15

These utterly minimalist portraits shun all context other than the physical body of the subject and create a space that allows for the body to be laid out for inspection by the viewing audience. Whether obstructed or not, the gaze suggests a moment caught off guard, a moment in which defenses were lowered either willingly or by chance at the very time of exposure. Much about a college-aged man is judged based on his self-representation of his own masculinity, including the (over important) issue of sexuality. What do you perceive about the people laid out for your view?

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Abbey Toshie

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Abbey Toshie
ART300- Photography II Theory and Practice
Digital Prints; 13”x19”
Series: 1 and 2 of 14

“Urging the viewer to recognize processes of perception and recognition in the midst of their occurrences, the abstracted shapes and forms within the work encourage a personal, continuous, visual engagement that pushes beyond our normal limits of seeing. Obscure textures and lines undulating alongside deep, black voids position us within an indefinable space, asking us to consider perceptual experience beyond conventional understanding to a realm past the point of our own comfort and familiarity.”

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Tae Wright

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Tae Wright
ART 300: Photography II
Digital Prints
Work in progress series

This series is about the relationship between nature and civilization. I am trying to convey that one side cannot thrive without some kind of negative to the other. I want to show this relationship in a raw subtle way that draws the viewer to contemplate the photos and meanings behind them.

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Kimberly Gossard

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Kimberly Gossard
ART 300: Photography II

The two photos I have attached were both taken on my iPhone5 and edited in photoshop. Although I am not completely done creating my final series, I am planning on having these images vary in size from 8×10 in. to 11×17 in. There will be between 15-20 images in the final series which centers on my personal experience in my scientific laboratory as a biology major. My goal is to express the beauty of science as I see it through my day to day experiences in lab. I highlight the formal qualities often used in professional photography to emphasize the texture and form of the materials I work with. The camera angles all relate to what I directly see in lab and all materials photographed are materials I actually use in my lab work.

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​Betsy Johnson

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​Betsy Johnson
ART 300 Digital Photography
archival pigment prints; 10″ x 7.5″

This work is part of a series I’m developing that deals with structures of power that are enforced, constructed, and disassembled through how we use language. I am attempting to communicate language’s role in the distribution of agency and the hidden cycles of violence it can perpetuate. This work is coming from the feminist perspective, and the content centers on gender roles and performance.

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Andrea D’Alfonso

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Andrea D’Alfonso
Art 300 Photography 2
digital prints; 7.5″ X 10.5″
20 images in total

My idea with this series is to concentrate on capturing the steps leading up to the final product of an artwork. Showing viewers that sometimes the process can be just as beautiful as the end result. The materials captured are not the most pristine, which I hope adds to the image, making something that doesn’t seem worth taking note of, beautiful and intriguing. Through use of the aforementioned along with diagonals and movement I hope to show the viewers that sometimes the process can be just as beautiful as the end result, by creating captivating images that draw the viewer’s eye into the pieces.

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Tracy Murray

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Tracy Murray
ART 300 Photography II
Digital Prints; Size: 8″ x 10″
7 images in the series

The project I am working on consists of images of a family member that is in the late stages of dementia. My hope is to communicate through the images what the subject is unable to say. Looking intimately into the face and eyes of the subject expresses a lifetime of adventure.

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Lane Cohen

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Lane Cohen
ART 300: Photography II
Digital prints; 8.5 x 11

This series of images discusses the modern day abuse of cosmetic products in regards for hiding imperfections to appear perfect rather than to enhance one’s natural beauty. Playing around with makeup in different ways, I hope to call attention to its power as a tool of everyday manipulation and to highlight how powerful these products are towards an idealized vision of beauty, as well as where the line stops between beauty and looking clownish.

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Kevin Griffin

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Kevin Griffin
ART 300, Photography 2
Digital Inkjet Prints; 12″ x 12″
15 image series

This project is a short series which means to convey the dangers of prejudice. The series begins and ends with a very plain image of a house, which is meant to represent a person who might generally be dismissed. The images which make up the rest of the series are rooms within the house, which are meant to represent aspects of the person: thoughts, feelings, and ideas. The idea is that by the final image of the house, the viewer will see it differently.
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Abigail Widman

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Abigail Widman
ART 300 Photography II
Digital prints; 11″ x 8″
15-20 for final series

The series that I am currently working on focuses on capturing the human body in a way that highlights movement. In order to emphasize the detail and emotion of my subjects, I have been photographing at night with the help of a flash as the light source. I am interested in capturing the youth and dream-esque elements of sporadic movement that is made possible to the human eye through the utilization of a slow shutter speed.

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Omead Tabrizi

Omead Tabrizi
ART 370 Introduction to Video Art

We experience music every second of our lives. Whether we are listening to our favorite songs, hearing cars drive by on our way to school, or simply silence, we are living in a world surrounded by noise. We hear through our ears yet it’s fascinating how we can create music in our minds; the imagined becomes reality. We can hear every pitch, note, dynamic, and chord; even sounds we have never actually heard. How can our mind produce sound? My work explores this phenomenon. Music that I visualize in my mind becomes reality for everyone to see and hear.

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Wayne Benitez

Wayne Benitez
ART 370: Introduction to Video Art

I just a thought these critters deserve a little space and a lot less poison. The construction site may help to control urban sprawl by condensing where we live. This video should lead the viewer into thinking about how we are impacting animals by the choices we make as we change the environment.

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Taylor Clark

Taylor Clark
ART 300: Photography II
Digital Prints; 20″ x 13″
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Westernized development and the desire for further expansion has spread across the landscape in sloppy development patterns. Suburban and city dwellers lack the natural world in their everyday lives, surrounded by concrete and sprawl; we try to recreate nature in our own lives. I hope that my images convey this relationship between humans and our degraded environments.

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Billy Yates

Billy Yates
ART 300 Photography II
Digital Print; 8.5″ x 11″
This will be part of a series of around 8-10, but is still in progress

I am exploring the dichotomy between construction and destruction. My attempt is to make the messages both subtle and open-ended, while still pushing to expose the duality within this relationship.

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Robert Duran

Robert Duran
ART 300 Photography ll
Digital Print, 11″ x 16.5″
2 from series of 20

My project attempts to capture the dream state through photo. The dream state is one which we all have experienced yet still perplexes us. What makes it unique is the detachment of time which encompasses it. In my project I have used everyday settings which are animated with light and color. This animation gives these spaces a sense of depth that makes them feel real, yet still detached from reality.

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Jacqueline Chan

Jacqueline Chan
ART 300: Photography II
Digital Print, 8.5″x11″
Series still in progress

I am interested in pictures of landscapes and nature that moves the viewers because they are able to capture nature in a way that we don’t normally see. Nature is something that is often passed by without our noticing them. When having had the time to really take in the scenes of nature, or when it happens to catch my attention, I have been able to notice things about these scenes that I would not have otherwise seen. A lot of the details that draw me in are things that have to do with form, color, and texture. My series aim to emphasize these transient features in he natural environment.

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Laura Levitan

Laura Levitan
Art 300 Photo 2
Digital Prints; 8″ x 10″
10 – 20 in series

For these photographs that I decided to choose, I wanted the viewer to see them as topical spaces and places. I love the topical photograph aspect of vacation magazines and pamphlets. I wanted to try and recreate places like those that people see on vacation.

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Paola Bonnin-Szendrey

Paola Bonnin-Szendrey
Art 300- Photography 2
Digital Print; 11″ x 8″
10-20 for the final series

My images capture the distinct emotions of everyday life, but more than that they capture those little moments that happen in our daily basis through conversations, jokes, and just janging out with the people you’re close too. They intend to capture those moments that are not normally seen in typical portraits.

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Abie (Lauren) Kanyuck

Abie (Lauren) Kanyuck
Art 300- Photography 2
Digital Prints; 8″ x 10″
Will be 10-20 images in the final series

I am continuing to focus on reflective surfaces and the way they convey the world around us. I am still in the developmental stages of this project, but I am beginning to focus more on composition. In this series of photographs, I have noticed I tend to focus on specific things or objects.
I am interested in the way that reflective surfaces can change or alter our perceptions. I suppose you could say that these types of images are “lost” in what is normally seen everyday by the world. I want to draw attention to these types of things, because I find that sometimes when I’m just staring into space, often my eye is drawn to interesting places or illusions such as these.I also played around with focus and where the specific focal point in each image is.

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Samantha Rosen

Samantha Rosen
ART 300: Photography 2
Digital prints; 13″ X 20″ (diptychs)
6 diptychs in total

The work is about the emotional void left after engaging in a physically intimate situation with someone whom one is not emotionally close with. I focus on the emotional aftermath felt by the woman in these situations. The women in the photographs are meant to represent the women in these situations not narrate a specific woman.

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Drew Berger

Drew Berger
ART300: Photography 2
Digital Print

These photos are part of an ongoing project for my Photography 2 class in which I’m focused on photographing the interaction between our planet’s natural beauty and the ways in which we pollute it.