11/27/2010

New Work: Advanced Photography

Two more amazing critiques with the advanced photography students have come and gone.  They are now preparing for the final critique of the semester.  They will be hard-pressed to top themselves by the end of the semester...but I am definitely looking forward to seeing what they plan to present!


Grace Elizabeth Phelps hyphen Roper, senior


Anna Wenner, senior


Dylan Rogers, senior


Taylor Weakly, senior


Natalie Bender, junior


Travis Jenson, senior


Vicky Phelps, senior


AJ Calvin, senior


Jenna Sann, senior


Jonathan Brooks, junior


Ashten Zander, junior


Ryan Scott, senior


Brandy Booker, senior


Cody Martin, junior


Emily Ferlemann, junior


Kyle Owen, senior


11/15/2010

Photosynthesis is 2 Years Old!

Pick a Number, Juwa

I can hardly believe it!  This blog is now two years old...it seems a lot older than that.  Over the last two years I have shared some incredible photography both from professionals around the internet and from the many amazing students in the photography program here at Topeka West.  I wish I could personally thank each and every one of you for your submissions and your support.  You are very much appreciated and are the reason this blog continues to thrive!  --Mr. B. 

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#2 grey, Mark Ralston

11/12/2010

Photography 1: New Work (Repetition)

The last several weeks have been very busy for this semester's Photography 1 students!  I'm sure most of them have been enjoying getting out of the class room and taking their first rolls of film out and around Topeka.  Here is a small sampling of images from their first project: Repetition.


Salvador Munoz, sophomore


Mason Payne, sophomore


Taylor Anderson, junior


Justin Sly, junior


Austin Davids, sophomore


Allison Owen, sophomore


Kenneth Diec, sophomore


Chris Harris, junior


Mackenzie King, sophomore


Macahla Wesley, sophomore


Laura Ruhnke, junior


Jeremy Selley, sophomore


Shelbi Markham, junior


 Kaleb Toda, sophomore


11/07/2010

Instagram



Instagram (compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) is an amazingly fun & simple life-sharing app for your iPhone.  Snap photos wherever you go to show the world what’s going on in your life. Follow your friends’ photo updates as they move through the world.  Select from photo filters that transform regular ol’ photos into works of art you’ll want to keep around forever.
  • Apply over a dozen fun & beautiful filters to your photos
  • Post as many photos as you want, for free!
  • Find and follow friends who are using the app
  • Attach (optional) location information to any of your posts
  • Share your posts to Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, and Facebook
  • Check in to Foursquare when you post a photo with a location
  • Let you friends know what you think by liking & commenting on their photos
  • View the most popular photos around the world from Instagram users
  • Supports first generation, 3G, 3GS, and iPhone 4 phones
  • Full iPhone 4 camera support
I have already downloaded and installed the app and the Popular photos are amazing to browse through!  Also, if you are interested, I have registered as jberryman and feel free to follow me as I have already uploaded my first image.....very cool!!

 iPhone image taken during the KC Plaza Art Fair


 Uploaded image


Profile status showing uploaded image, 
feel free to follow and comment!

10/31/2010

Happy Halloween!

What better way to celebrate Halloween than to enjoy the images by Kansas City-based horror photographer Joshua Hoffine?  His work is elaborate, creative, and....scary!!

 Candy, Joshua Hoffine

 From Hoffine's artist statement: "I stage my photo shoots like small movies, with sets, costumes, elaborate props, fog machines, and special effects make-up.  Everything is acted out live in front of the camera.  I use friends and family members, including my own daughters, as actors and crew.

I try to present the images within the visual grammar of a child.  I want the viewer to empathize with the child, to share their point of view, to feel their sense of vulnerability.  The images stress danger, and depict an amoral world where purity and innocence are under constant threat.  Like fairy tales, these photographs function as cautionary metaphors about the potential dangers of the world."

 Swarm, Joshua Hoffine

 See more of Joshua Hoffine's work at www.joshuahoffine.com and keep up-to-date with his latest projects at Hoffine's Behind the Scenes Horror Blog

10/21/2010

New Work: Advanced Photography

After another two days of amazing critiques the advanced photography students have stepped it up another notch! Please enjoy this small sampling of the incredible talent that is evident here at Topeka West!!  Be sure to click on each image to see a larger version...and don't forget to leave comments at the bottom of the post, the students would love it!

(Coming soon:  new work by this year's beginning photography students.)


Travis Jenson, senior


Dagan Brichalli, senior


Natalie Bender, junior


Emily Ferlemann, junior (cyanotype)


Vicky Phelps, senior


Jenna Sann, senior


Ryan Scott, senior


Alexus Renyer, junior


Emily Amyotte, sophomore


Maci Loughrea, senior


Grace Elizabeth Phelps hyphen Roper, senior


Joe Bourne, senior


Alex Rios, senior


Rebecca Dixon, senior


Anna Wenner, senior (cyanotype)