Youngstown State University

Seoun Som

ysuseounsom1

ysuseounsom21

ysuseounsom3

Seoun Som
Art 3748R- Installation and Photo Sculpture
Digital Prints; 2″ x 2″

RITUAL: This work is part of an Installation that deals with Private and Public space. I have created a shower scene in a public space and contained within was light boxes. When the viewer first step into this space that are confronted with shadow boxes that contain blurred images. The viewer then opens the boxes to reveal a clearer image inside. Through this action the viewer is peaking into a private ritual that is taking place.

Youngstown State University

Michele Manna

ysumichelemanna1

ysumichelemanna2

Michele Manna
Art 3748: Special Topics
digital prints; 16″ x 11″
Series of 18 images

This series is about the failing economy with images of stores in the processes of closing and that have already closed. This project came about due to my own personal life being affected by the closing of a local Linens-N-Things in which I worked at for 5 years. I wanted to document the businesses in my home town of Warren, OH.

Youngstown State University

Rosemarie Orsini

ysurosemarieorsini1

ysurosemarieorsini2

Rosemarie Orsini
Art 5873: Topics in Advanced Photography
digital prints; 3″ x 5″
Images in series: 23

The Fabbricato Family Album: I wanted to change the ultimate truth that is the snapshot by replacing the faces in the photos with my own face and of people I know to create my own personal fake history. Even though I changed the context of the photo how true was the photo to begin with? You might see happy smiling faces but underneath those faces maybe someone feels like crying. We can’t know. We only can see the surface of a photo, not all the layers that went into making that moment. In that sense the camera shows the ultimate lie.

Youngstown State University

Sarah Amelia Clarke

ysusarahameliaclarke1

ysusarahameliaclarke2

Sarah Amelia Clarke
Topics in Advanced Photography
digital prints; 12″ x 12″
series of 7

My work for this project was inspired by the movie Seven. After watching this movie, I knew I wanted to make sloth, lust, wrath, greed, vanity, gluttony, and envy my subjects. I wanted these to be very vibrant and sensual, and to have the glamorous appeal that such a forbidden subject can sometimes have.

Youngstown State University

Erik Melvin

ysuerikmelvin1

ysuerikmelvin2

Erik Melvin
Topics in Advanced Photography
8″x8″ Digital Prints in a series of about 20 total

In this series, I am exploring the place that I call ‘home’. After being away for a few months, I began to notice the quirks and interesting oddities that make up the environment surrounding me on the most personal level. In the end, I am hoping to become reacquainted with my home trough these images as they become more and more familiar. As for the size of the prints, smaller seems to be working because of the personal subject photographed.

Youngstown State University

Ashley Hoff

ysuashleyhoff1

ysuashleyhoff2

Ashley Hoff
Advanced Digital Photography 5873
Digital Prints; 12″ x 12″
8 images in series (still in progress)

This work is about the questions that are asked about gender. Focusing on the stereotypes of females and the uncomfortable feelings the arise when a woman steps out of her stereotypical female boundaries. This work is a peek into the world of a non-traditional woman’s life, and to ultimately ask the viewer what these feminine standards are and where they derive from