The Photography and Storytelling class held a gallery opening on December 12, which took place in the Frodel art gallery. The purpose of the gallery was to show the hard work the students did during the semester. Due to limited space each student was only able to display three photos, but for our virtual gallery we are able to add as many photos as we like. All of the photos were printed out and mounted by the students. The pictures will be on display in Frodel throughout January. The gallery opening was a huge success, and all the profits made from the pictures went to future photography classes through West Sound Academy's Annual Giving campaign. We have worked hard throughout the year, and we hope you will enjoy our work!
Additional prints are available on request. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of the piece you want. Size options are coming. Thank you for your support this semester!
Poulsbo is a scenic Norwegian town. We explored the boardwalk, and decided to capture the many colors of fall. We captured this by traveling along the boardwalk and to the park. We decided take close up shots, and shots from different angles to capture Poulsbo in a new way.
Photographs by: Ben Taylor, Anna Zacovic, Aidan Moore
Last week, North Kitsap Amnesty International began it's "Victims Not Villains" campaign and started by putting up posters throughout the school. The campaign is focused on reforming the rights of migrant children in the United States. NK Amnesty International requests letters (preferably hand-written, though word-processed is also acceptable) based on the template which can be found here, along with more information on the campaign.
For more information about migrant children, see: http://blog.amnestyusa.org/americas/child-migrants-need-protection-not-prison/
Photographs by: Aidan Moore, Kimmy Li, Callay Boire-Shedd.
Kimmy Li, China.
Poulsbo is a very beautiful and peaceful town. Before World War II, there were many people of Norwegian descent living in Poulsbo, so it started to be called Little Norway. Poulsbo has lots of reminders about its Norwegian history. There are Norwegian flags all around store decorations. Moreover, you can find lots of interesting stores, which are selling local artists’ art work, and some handcrafts by local people. If you want to make something by yourself, there is a store called Dance Brush. You can make you own cup, plate or sculpture there. My favorite places are Mora and Marina Market. Mora is an ice-cream shop; it sells very good ice-cream and milk shakes. I like to hang out with my friends there. Marine market sells some very good candy. I live around downtown Poulsbo, so l can go there easily.
Aizhan Myrzabek Kyzy, Kyrgyzstan.
The first place I went after my arrival in this country was Downtown Poulsbo, which had a deep impression to me, staying in my memory for a long time. I think that Poulsbo is a unique place, which still keeps its Norwegian roots and innocence comparing to big cities. There are lots of little shops. In one of them I found Russian crackers that I used to have back at home. I also found a marina with yachts and seagulls. When it is sunny, you can see the beautiful nature with blue-sapphire sky and the North Pacific Ocean. After the coming of autumn, it is rainy and cloudy, but still Poulsbo has something magical in it, which is charming and adorable.
Facial expressions are some of the most unpredictable parts of the human experience. We set out to try to capture this in a series on surprise. After several attempts, we managed to set up the school’s green screen. One by one, we selected our victims. We positioned our subjects in front of the screen, and Aizhan would launch into an explanation of our project, a lie that we perfected over the course of several weeks. “So, we’re just taking portraits. The school just got this green screen, cool right? And so we’re going to take some pictures and then we’ll Photoshop something behi-” Splish! Anna would whip a spray bottle out from behind the screen to squirt them with water. Below you will find a selection of the most interesting reactions, which vary from a simple squint of the eye to a full body movement. This range is what we were trying to capture. One surprise for us was that our subjects kept the secret of our process for almost two weeks. Please check back later, as more will be posted over time.
Do you ever look at someone and think they look just like a celebrity? That is what we attempted in our "Portraits" project. Many people in our school look just like subjects of famous paintings, have personalities that match famous movie characters, or have a striking resemblance to a revolutionary leader. We made our costumes, built our props, and grabbed a green screen, but it was our models that made the photos really work. We would like to thank everyone who participated in our projects, from modeling to make-up, for helping us pull this project together.
Photographs by: Aidan Moore, Kimmy Li, and Ben Taylor
Cross Country is very hard and intense kind of sport. Runners always inspire me with their purposefulness and willpower. I was really interested in facial expressions on the runners after a race and their motivations, which caused their start in cross country.
Photographs by: Aizhan Myrzabek Kyzy
Our original goal in this project was to pay homage to the talent and passion that students develop and then try to release in their selected elective. Through strenuous effort and six, seven, possibly eight hours of photo shopping, and attempted murder of a posh computer, our end result was this picture with pixel faces. The pixel faces are used to represent the individuals and their gift, and then the group as a whole of unit of collected love for something in which they believe.
Photographs by: Callay Boire- Shedd and Hannah Frazier
To the teachers and students: we are sorry for disrupting you in your passions.
Instructor: Julieta Vitullo