SOUTH AFRICA

BY REBECCAH HOFFMAN

One of my favorite things to photograph is the environment, especially in new places. Whether it's animals, landscapes, or a set of painted steps. One of the most beautiful things in South Africa is all of the different things it holds. All of these photos were taken within a few hours and distance of each other, most within 20 minutes, and they all show such different things. Different colors, landscapes, animals, and experiences. All are completely unedited and show the true beauty of the country.


BUST A MOVE

BY AMANDA MARKOE

Last semester, I worked on a bunch of different photoshoots based off of songs and how they make me feel. This set is based off the song “Bust a Move” by Young MC. I think of the song as something super funky that makes me want to put on high heels and literally “bust a move.” I wanted to display this fun and playful feeling of dancing and night-life through this series. The goal is to make the viewer feel like they can sense this playfulness through the images.


GLITTERFUNK

BY REBECCAH HOFFMANN

For these photos I took a beautiful friend of mine and put her in a bunch of fun clothes, glitter, and bright lipstick. Life is short, so why not wear whatever you want? Something that makes you smile. Go out and buy some kaleidoscope glasses, purple lipstick, and blue mascara, because why not? Then dance around with an air guitar you found at some random party. These photos embody just that. Carefree fun. You’re life is going to flash before your eyes one day, so one not live it in bright colors, and random dancing?


YOU'VE GOT THE LOVE

BY AMANDA MARKOE

I am currently working on different photoshoots based off of songs and how they make me feel. This set is based off of the song "You've Got the Love" by Florence + The Machine. The song is about pulling through hardships and having something to go to that makes you feel better, and that's what nature is to me. I wanted to display this feeling of nature and freedom in this series. This song makes me embrace my love for nature, feel free, and want to dance and that's exactly what I displayed in this series. 


FALSE IDOLS

BY LOGAN STALLINGS

"False Idols" is a photo series depicting a combination of contemporary and animistic traits adhering to the modern generation.


OUTDOOR SCENE OF AUSTIN

BY ALEX PESINA

Since I've moved to Austin I have fallen in love with the outdoors. From the Green Belt to Hamilton Pool, these places are now my heavens on earth. I tried my best to capture the beauty of these amazing outdoor sites, but I highly suggest you go out to experience them yourself.


ATX

BY AMANDA MARKOE

When I was coming up for ideas for this project, I wanted to contrast day vs. night. I did this by taking two iconic places in Austin and showing all the details that inhabit each place. Whether it's stoplights or people laying in the grass, both images show the details and character that make up Zilker Park and South Congress.


SWEATER WEATHER

BY AMANDA MARKOE

I really like patterns and fabrics (especially on film) so I wanted to incorporate those elements with people. I've always loved images that cover people's faces so I decided to add that as well and make the series outside, so some images look very comical, while others are more creepy. Overall, the series displays how humor and horror can often go hand in hand to create an interesting effect.


MARDI GRAS SERIES

BY REBECCAH HOFFMAN

While experiencing my first Mardi Gras the first thing I noticed was all the happiness surrounding me. The entire city of New Orleans was overflowing with euphoria with tourists and natives in all smiles. Whether it was with a classic photo of beads being thrown or of two strangers kissing, I wanted to capture the pure happiness going on throughout the city by using pure, unedited film.


HOUSTON GRAFFITI SERIES

BY ALEX PESINA

Graffiti:  markings, initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a bulging, or public restroom. 

In Houston, TX graffiti is very prevalent. Graffiti is a way of expression and an art form used to reach thousands of people that are out on the streets. These talented artists are usually labeled as criminals for spray painting a wall and are not given enough recognition for their artistic skills. Here are a few photos of graffiti that are meant to be shared with the world.


HOUSTON GRAFFITI SERIES

BY JESS ARRAZOLO

H-Town, Clutch City, Texans Nation- Whatever you prefer to call Houston, one thing that is up and coming is the amazing graffiti art found throughout the city. Here are just a few statement pieces found in the downtown part of Houston. 


LIVISTONIA

BY SARAH LONGE

My environment inspires my emotions, thus influencing my art. I sit surrounded by Livistonia trees trying to escape the chaos of my anxiety, relationships, and the cruelty that society exploits. My heart and mind are overcome with tranquility, taking this moment in time as a reminder for when the chaos appears unbearable. 


 A DOG'S DAY

BY SARAH LONGE

Sadie, a young pup ventures out to the Greenbelt with her friend Clint for the first time. I aimed to capture her trail as she explored the water, new plants and lastly a beautiful view from above. 


PARIS SERIES

BY LOGAN STALLINGS

On November 13, Paris faced a true horror. In light of the lives that were lost and the fear that gripped the city, I wanted to show Paris in her true form. Paris is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful places in the world. The city is beautiful in a completely honest way, and the people of Paris are are as well. In this photo essay, I simply wanted to pay tribute to Paris and her people. The city, although shaken, will forever be a city filled with light, love, and beauty.  


SEU SETTINGS SERIES

BY LOGAN STALLINGS

This series shows some of the many, and often forgotten corners of the SEU campus. Utilizing both natural and artificial light, these settings seem peaceful, quiet, and almost eerie. Many of these settings also focus on some of the more interesting architecture of the campus putting the center of attention on otherwise overlooked environments


SWEET ESCAPE

BY SARAH LONGE

“I like skateboarding because it’s an escape from everyday life. I can skate and any negative things in my life are replaced by the concentration of riding. It’s also a visual representation that is practical to life, through progress I have accomplished things I thought were once impossible and it’s a reflection of life. It shows that through hard work and dedication you can conquer anything you put your mind to. I started skating around fourth grade after seeing one of my neighbors skating down the neighborhood, I saw it as a way of escaping mainstream sports and have ever since enjoyed it.”

-Moises Zamarrip