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Pinhole Files!

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Photo by Allison Piedmonte

Wish you had a copy of that awesome picture someone took of you or just want to see what your classmates did this week? Go to the Dropbox Folder that we set up to view and download images. Here’s the link: Dropbox Pinhole Folder

If you don’t yet use Dropbox… consider joining, it is a great way to share files and will come in handy this year in a number of your classes. I’ve sent you each an email invite to join….Join Today!

Required materials for the FIRST WEEK PROJECT?

  • Slide05At least one printed photograph of you (somewhere between hand and head size works nicely). You may use more if you’d like.

  • An object(s) of personal significance that can be photographed (basketball size or smaller)

    Please be prepared to explain why you brought those particular images and objects. In both cases the more meaningful the image or object is to you, the better the story.

A Note from Lou Krueger and WHAT to BRING for the FIRST WEEK!

Hi, my name is Lou Krueger, I’m a photographer, an instructor, and I’ll be leading your First Week Experience. The FWE gives you a chance to get to know each other and Alfred as well as this year…learn lots about experimental cameras!blog-diorama-w-camera2

Our technical goal for the week is not a simple one. You will build 45 wooden cameras (there are 90 of you in the group, you’ll work in pairs); expose 4×5 black and white paper negatives in your cameras; process them in the darkroom; scan and print these images digitally; exhibit your work on Friday, August 29.

That’s the easy goal, and the other one, the difficult one? I want you to manage all of the aforementioned camera-building and image-making within the context of self-reflection. As you begin to carve out the early stages of your artistic/personal identity, I’d like to know who you are? Why you’ve chosen art? What do you believe (about anything!)? What really matters? Your definition for success? The list endless… but we have to begin somewhere so we’ll begin here

Image, Object and Identity

As part of my artist’s statement I include the words: “I believe in the power of stories. I am a storyteller.” With that in mind I want you to begin to tell your story. If I asked you to write your story in 100 words what would you say? Who are you, what’s your story? What do you want people to know about you and ten years from now what would you like your story to be. Therefore, in order to give you a place to start with your cameras I ask that you bring the following items with you to campus:

  1. At least one printed photograph of you (somewhere between hand and head size works nicely). You may use more if you’d like.
  2. An object(s) of personal significance that can be photographed (basketball size or smaller)

Please be prepared to explain why you brought those particular images and objects. In both cases the more meaningful the image or object is to you, the better the story.

Learn to tell a good story.

We begin, August 24 at 8:00 AM….

I’ll see you then.

Lou

Lou Krueger @ STUDIO Visits! This week we welcome artist Lou Krueger to the stage! Join us Wednesday October 3rd at 9am in Nevins Theater in Powell!  Lou will talk about his photographs, cameras and installations…,and then have a great conversation with the SOAD graduate students and the audience. Lou is a wise and sharing teacher, an inspired artist and a delightful person. You shouldn’t miss this chance to hear him speak!  And then…join us in the Holmes Auditorium in Harder Hall Wednesday evening… he will be giving his Marriage Manifesto around 9pm!

Go to the STUDIO Visits site to hear all about it!