In an increasingly visual world, people often share their lives with one another through photos. Four photographers reflected on how they fell in love with the medium as a way to express themselves, capture memories and evoke emotion.
Wisdom on early-career life, “growing pains” and contentment from a well-traveled photographer.
Kennedi Rae Syphax finds a way to bring artistic expression to everything she does.
Photos Courtesy of Claire Fagin Across Carissa Mosley’s laptop are stickers advertising local galleries and film labs. Fiery red curls spill over her shoulders where green overalls fasten. Mosley, a senior Art major and Texas native, loves being an artist because she is encouraged to observe. “Everything just had so much more life because I […]
Photos Courtesy of Diana Kim When facing a big move from Maryland to California during high school, Diana Kim, a junior at Pepperdine University, picked up photography as a creative outlet to help cope with her new environment. Drawn to the accessibility of photography through smart phones, Kim started to take photos of her dog […]
Photos Courtesy of Kendall McLeod Senior Kendall McLeod’s love of photography started as an aversion to raising livestock, the pastime of choice in her small Texas hometown. “I never really felt like that was my groove,” McLeod said. “I didn’t really feel like I fit in.” So McLeod bought her first camera in seventh grade, […]
Photos Courtesy of Makay Manis “I want to tell truths that you might not see based on your first glance,” junior Claire Fagin said. “I think that’s why I don’t like taking pictures of landscapes. The ocean is beautiful every day, but people are going to have good days and bad days, and I think […]
Photos by Terra Atwood Matika Wilbur, award-winning photographer of Native American descent, presented her lecture, “Changing the Way We See Native America: Dismantling Native American Stereotypes” in Elkins Auditorium on March 21. The event marked the fourth lecture of the W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series of the 2016-2017 school year, with the goal to […]
Graphic by Sarah Kiker I was standing in line at the Starbucks/sushi place in the Caf this week, waiting to place the order for my venti iced coffee, when I heard something that made my blood boil. Two women were standing behind me, and I couldn’t help but overhear their conversation regarding the newly installed […]
Photos by Channa Steinmetz Smothers’ Parking Lot was decorated with lights and artwork to replicate a downtown Los Angeles art show. On Friday Mar. 11 the Board hosted a student art exhibit for all to share their work. Between admiring the pieces, students were able to grab a bite from the taco and frozen banana […]