My house – big for our small family – had always been a place of comfort.
It was just me and my mom – my father walked out on us when I was young, but at a year and a half old I didn’t really miss his presence. Mom was the only around to raise me, and she often came home from work ready to collapse. As soon as she was through the front door, she would bee-line for the couch in the living room. She would flop down, the cushions absorbing her tired muscles. I would come down from my bedroom. She’d look at me and say “My baby girl’s here!” Read more →
HHS Junior Alena Wickham’s AP Digital Photography Portfolio features her dog, Willie in a variety of human-like positions and situations. Wickham plays with the nature realms, both human and canine alike in this generous and touching photo series. Read more →
“During World War II, Men in America left to fight, while the women remained at home. Propaganda played a big role for all women. Women were encouraged to take the men’s places and were encouraged to do their very best to contribute to the war effort. This series focuses on the contributions that women made and how their sacrifices helped shape America into what it is today.”
Looking through a frame allows me to creatively visualize my next photograph. As soon as I started using this style of photography I noticed how simple it was to find things that were meant to be framed. I was walking down a busy street with a frame held before my eyes. I closed one eye than the other. Every time trying to picture how to tell a story that needs to be unleashed from a 2 dimensional rectangular box. A day spent trapping pixels in a limited space, the joy of taking photographs. I didn’t know why, this mundane task brought pleasure to the artist until it struck me:
Didn’t see you there, with you down on the floor feeling sorry for yourself. Get up!
Come on, don’t be such a wimp. I’m just kidding.Need a hand? You’re going to need to figure out how to get up yourself sooner rather than later. I guess this is where I should tell you to never give up, never surrender and all that other motivational crap, but I’m not going to do that.
Ever since I was little I’ve had a strange fascination with vampires. Not like the obsessive people who have dedicated their life looking for imaginary Twilight characters (Edward Cullen anyone?). My interest is different. As a kid, I was always focused on the idea of vampires and the inconsistency in how to kill them. After a few hours of looking into how many ways there are, several weird looks, and asking around, I put together a list: a stake through the heart, burning, garlic, holy water, etc.
I didn’t stop after making a list. I took it a step further and created these photos.