Lauren Mitchell My photography from New Mexico was inspired by the beautiful teal and adobe houses that lined the streets in Santa Fe. I really admired the doors of the houses and the individuality of each I encountered. Every door was different and had it's own unique characteristics which I attempted to capture through my photos.
Casey Citty My photography is about the natural beauty of the land. I have always loved nature and having the opportunity to photograph the landscape of Taos, NM and the surrounding areas was an unforgettable experience. I was so inspired by all of the wonderful sites it had to offer, from the magnificent mountains to the peaceful waterfalls, Taos is truly an awe-inspiring place. Going to New Mexico has changed the way look and think about nature and how I should be photographing it. It has truly made me become a better photographer and I cannot wait for my next visit.
Alexa Waller Art has the capability of inspiring not only the artist but also those who view it. Art teaches us how to see and I aspire to help my future students see the world through the lens of an artist. New Mexico, a state that is saturated with art and interesting landscapes, taught me how to see. This trip taught me to keep my eyes open because are is all around us. By getting a new perspective of a subject or object an artist can begin to create interesting work. Even the smallest of things can inspire a new way of thinking.
Nicole McMurry My time photographing in and around Taos, New Mexico, allowed me to experiment as a photographer and an artist. I got to experiment with the cyanotype process as well as play with different subjects that interested me. While roaming around Santa Fe I found myself looking for interesting things that an average tourist, or even local, might overlook. I searched for subjects that were ordinary, but created compositionally unique photos, taking the subjects out of their places and setting them alone, as a photo allows. These images show a variety of outcomes from my explorations in Taos.
Bradan Mitchell As an artist and designer, my aim is to add both clarity and ambiguity to our world. I believe we collectively as humans stress and make the most simple task the difficult ones, while diminishing the complexity and wonders of the world we inhabit. My objective is to shift our focus from the monotonous and obvious to things of interest and amazement. New Mexico is one of these wonders worth the attention; due to its irregular landscape and climate. During this short stay I focused on found geometries and decontextualizing the environment and its human presence.
Megan Patterson My latest body of work consists of photographs taken in New Mexico this past summer. As a primarily ceramic artist, this was one of my first experiences with photography. I have always been drawn to landscapes and nature; and this particular set of photos shows the relationship of man made objects in nature. These are some of my favorite scenes and interactions I had during my quick visit to New Mexico and I am thrilled to be sharing them.
Spencer Rhodes The three digital images and double cyanotype print shown before you reflect some of my time during the Height and Light Photography course over the past summer. My inspiration for these images came from the artistic and historical atmosphere that Santa Fe leaves you with. I was interested in the architecture and people that surround the area and wanted to create images from different angles and perspectives.
Sabrina Bailey The photos that are displayed here were all shot during a 2-week class in various parts of New Mexico. Throughout my time there I became very interested in the aspects that make up the feeling of New Mexico. Whether it be the local art, the weather or the natural terrain of the land. I found inspiration in all of these things and wanted to convey them in a way that was truly reflective of them. We used two mediums during our time: digital and cyanotype printing. While picking each picture and how to print them I took into account what I wanted the viewer to see and feel when viewing these images. Nothing can truly capture the essence that is New Mexico, but through these images I am hoping my experience of this place can be seen.
Anne Henry Maggio During my time in New Mexico, I never felt uninspired. All the sights were breath-taking and it was an amazing experience to get to capture the land in artistic ways. In my body of work, I attempted to make ordinary scenes extraordinary, or at least shine a new light on them.
Rachele Cromer Our class, Height and Light; Photography in New Mexico, was a two week long class based in Taos, New Mexico and consisted of 12 Oklahoma State students all having varying photography experience. During the class, we learned about New Mexican artists and visited several places, ranging from art galleries to mountain ranges. Everyone took photographs of what was of interest to them and we were able to make cyanotypes, a process utilizing digital negatives and exposing them under the bright New Mexican sun, and during our last week each were able to make several digital prints, some of which have been displayed in various galleries in Stillwater, OK. I learned a lot during our two weeks in New Mexico and made some great friends there too.