photography, St. Norbert College

Meghan Lamb

Meghan Lamb
ART 280: Intro to Photography
Digital Photographs; 14 x 9 in.
Images in series: 2

Statement: The prompt of this project was photography as metaphor, so I wanted to create something that could be very self-interpretive and subjective. One could look at this as a statement on climate change, an increasingly heated political state worldwide, humanity’s endeavors to save the planet and pull it out of the hot water, or even as whatever one views as meaning the world to them being “in hot water” and trying to save it.

photography, St. Norbert College

Whitney Makowski

Whitney Makowski
Art 280- Introduction to Photography
Silver Print; 14″x8.3″

This project of mine turned out to be one of my favorite pieces I have done; with that said, it was also the most frustrating. My focus was to capture myself in the shower because that is my reflection time from a long, stressful day. While I was taking the photos, the process seemed to be a disaster. Water kept getting into my eyes, and I was afraid my camera was going to stop working from water damage (it did not). I took about 75 photos, and I narrowed it down to this exact one. The thing I love most about my image, is how crisp the faucet is. The detail of the water spilling off along with the different reflections on the faucet, is what catches my eye the most.

One of the struggles I faced while working on this project was that I do not like talking pictures of myself, and since I was nude, I was even more vulnerable. This was extremely uncomfortable for me; I almost tossed the idea but I took a few more shots and got out of the shower.

Another struggle was the fear of the image portraying as sexual over vulnerability. In this new age of technology, I was terrified to showcase this picture of myself due to so many individuals who won’t see this image for something more than a naked woman in the shower. But that is exactly why I showcased the image, if I choose to allow those fears dictate who I am as an artist, I will never grow. Instead of backlash, I received support and encouragement, which I am truly grateful and thankful for.

photography, St. Norbert College

Megan Huth

Megan Huth
ART 280: Intro Photography and Digital Imaging
Digital Print; 8”x13”

When I was assigned to take a self-portrait, I did not want to take a photo of myself. Instead, I wanted to use objects that symbolize and define me. There are two sides of me: a competitive athlete and a fashionable woman. However, sometimes my feminine side is hidden by the athlete. I wanted to create an image representing my femininity. I purposely kept the heel red against the black and white jersey and ball to make it stand out. Instead of seeing the athlete, you see the real me.