Thursday, December 13, 2012

Happy Feast of St. Lucy!!! (Patron Saint of Eye Sight) Dec 13

For those of you who didn't know, the patron saint of eye sight is Saint Lucy. Every Dec 13 she is honored with a feast by hagiographiles, particularly in Italy, but probably far & wide. Any student who has ever paid a lick of attention to me is well aware of my comments about "sacrificing to the Photo Gods" and in this reference certainly Saint Lucy & Saint Veronica (Patron Saint of Photographers and Laundry Workers) are included. Here is a short snippet of her tale...

Click here for Saint Lucy's story...
And find out why she carries her eyeballs on a platter...

And for those of you that have asked about my necklace, this is what it is... given to me by one of my "photo parents". Many of my longtime advanced students have received a "St. Lucy" from me at the end of their time with me... 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fall 2012 Digital Photo II Book Projects

For anyone interested in getting a sense of what we do in ART225 - Digital Photo II, here are our most recent editions to the collection of books that we have been creating over the last three semesters. I am really proud of all of the students and their hard work and enthusiasm that has gone into creating our books this semester. These are a real treat. We spend nearly 2/3's of the entire semester working on a body of work that investigates a topic of their choosing and then we work through the process of organizing and shaping our photographs into a book format. We then publish them through And sometimes we even get really lucky and have someone who hand-binds & painstakingly emulsion transfer prints their book images, as in the case of Jon Slade's Itinerant Encounters. Thanks for a great semester everyone! Big hugs all around, enjoy the books, and have a fantastic break! You soooo deserve it!!

Itinerant Encounters    by Jon Slade

Life on the Water    by Michael Randman

CERT   by April Stout

Living in a Box   by Elizabeth Ache

Preserving Our Past Through Photographs - Saint Charles County, Missouri    by Zac Hodges

The Faces of New Melle    by Connor Lockett

This is how they are printed...

Here are some links from Spring 2012...

Lena Wood, Metamorphose, 2012. 

Melisa Fielder-Spence, La Fleur, 2012. 

Mat Hoosier, Defying Gravity, 2012.

Phil Cary, MKT Line, 2012.

Megan Flattery, Familial, 2012. 

Raquel Engle, Half Closed Eyes, 2012.

Rachel Mitchell, Once Upon a Time, 2012.

& Fall 2011...

Debbie Bauer, Missouri Barns, 2011.

Joshua Evans, Idiosyncratic Reality, 2011. 

Kimberly Wall, tirer le portrait, de toute notre, 2011.

Rebecca Chapman, Nature Untouched, 2011. 

Natalie Armitstead, Hidden Ballerina, 2011.

Eric Wuestenberg, Canyons in Utah, 2011.

Jade Roch Van Rochsburg, Spheres, 2011.

Allen Wilberton, St. Louis Spouthwestern Freight Depot: Space in History, 2011.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Women and children hold up more than "Half the Sky"

I found out that I was awarded some grant $$ for a mini-grant that I wrote through the Foundation at SCC to show this on our campus during Women's History month, in March. It is even being talked about a campus book club choice. I am very excited! If anyone would like to get involved with me to make this a really cool event I would love it. It has literally become a global movement and awareness is key.

Take a second and view a clip or two on the site. Gender inequity is an extremely powerful & tough topic. Believe it or not some of these same kinds of issues still effect women in the US. In fact they effect women and families that are our very own. Or women who live right nextdoor, not just halfway around the world.

Everyone who reads this is the child of a woman. Please take a moment and watch this for that very reason.