(23 November 2013) Kathryn Hermes, sophomore at Benedictine College, jumps for joy in a a field near Wichita, Kan. (Photo by Kathryn Hermes)
Exercise 8 - Self Portrait
This is me. I am a firm believer in the phrase, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” so I will let this photo speak for itself. What does this photo say to you? Think about it. There’s a lot more here than may first meet the eye.
(November 18, 2013) Bailey Rose works as a photographer in downtown Wichita, Kan. (Photo by Kathryn Hermes)
Exercise 9 - People at work
I like this photo because it provides a behind-the-scenes shot of the person behind the photos. Both Bailey and I are aspiring photographers. All too often we are the ones taking the photos, but never get to be in them! This photo provides a unique perspective on what goes on behind the camera when your portraits are being taken.
Exercise 13 - Black and White
This photo captures the essence of one of my favorite aspects of photography: unique perspective. Being able to see things in a whole new way through the lens of my camera. To, me that’s what photography is all about. With my camera, I can express myself in a way I never could with words.
(November 3, 2013) Mannequin heads wearing hats are framed by a partially open window in my suite (Photo by Kathryn Hermes).
Exercise 6 - Frames & Lines:
The stark dark and light tones create a beautiful contrast, and add a bit of intrigue to this everyday scene. The lines of the window create a natural frame for the heads. I can’t quite put my finger on the reason, but I really like this photo. It seems to me like it could be a scene from an art studio, not just from my suite. Artistic, lots of contrast, ordinary, simple & elegant. I think I also like it because it’s so different from my recent work of senior portrait-type photographs. Whatever the reason, I like it. So here it is: frames & lines. :)
(October 27, 2013) Scott Linnebur, a senior at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Wichita, Kan., poses for some senior photos. (Photo by Kathryn Hermes)
Portrait photography is one of my favorite hobbies. Maybe one day I’ll be able to do it for a living!
(October 20, 2013) Garrett Brozovich and Eric Jordan, sophomores at Benedictine College, pose for some photos near the river in Atchison, Kan. (Photos by Kathryn Hermes)
Autumn photo shoot! “Act like you’re seniors in high school.” Fun times :)
Exercise 5 - Decisive Moment
I’m so proud of my brothers. They both put a lot of effort into their sports, and their hard work is paying off. GO WARRIORS!
(October 13, 2013) Alex Rohm, Anna Mollman, and Nathan Munroe, sophomores at Benedictine College, express various emotions. (Photos by Kathryn Hermes)
Exercise 4 - Emotions
Quizzical, concerned, startled, playful, flirty, joyful, ecstatic, surprised, pensive. My friends are so expressive! These emotions were all staged but I can’t wait to work on capturing genuine emotions with my camera.
(October 9, 2013) The early morning sun brightly shines over the Missouri River in Atchison, Kan. (Photo by Kathryn Hermes)
This photo was taken with my “dumb phone”…AKA not the most ideal camera. I was assisting the internationally acclaimed photographer Peter Funch with his most recent project of capturing the imploding bridge here in Atchison, and had to be in place with the camera at 6:30am. Since the implosion didn’t happen until after 9am, I was able to watch the sun rise over the river while drinking coffee and reading for Theology class. It was such a great start to my morning and I really wanted to capture it. Since the camera was all set up to photograph the implosion, I whipped out my trusty old phone with its less-than-stellar camera and captured the moment anyway! I realized that sometimes recording the memory is more important than having all the techniques down pat anyway.
"The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now." Bill Cosby
My somewhat awkward first attempt at a more abstract and less traditional type of photography.