Tuesday, December 27, 2011

"Why People Hate Art"

A couple of art school graduates give a talk on contemporary art and education.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stuff left in the finishing room

Hey all. There is a lot of stuff left in the finishing room, the alt labs and computer labs after the semester - matboard, paper, books, prints in the drying racks, chemicals etc. If you want to keep any of this stuff you need come by and put it in your locker, or take it home, before closing on Friday.

The labs will be thoroughly cleaned over the break to get them ready for next semester and any stuff left outside lockers will have to be discarded. The only exceptions are the rolls of paper in the demo lab, and large sheets of foamcore that are too big for the lockers - But make sure your name is on them. Also, if you leave a big mess for us to clean up over the break, then you might start next semester with a fine on your account. So come clean up your stuff!

Checkout is open until 4pm today and until 1pm on Friday the 16th.

Have a great break! Checkout

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Nighttime Narratives

Support your classmates and check out some awesome low light projects!
Black Box Theatre --  Open at 4pm,

PS-    Congrats seniors on a wonderful show!

Postcard Collective - Call for Entries

Hey, remember that crazy postcard project I started a couple years ago? Well, we're looking for new participants. If you're not already an active member, now's your chance to get started! You have until midnight MST 12/20.

Brilliant, Excellent, Awesome

Dear Seniors, Congratulations on your Fantastic show last night. I have to say, that it was the most consistently strong work I have seen from a group of seniors ever. It is truly a privilege to teach such a wonderful group who invest so much in their work. Thanks for the semester. Ian

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Senior Critique

Want to know what the Seniors have been up to all semester? Want to know what all the hype about Senior Critique has been about? Want to know what you'll be facing in your final year of the photo program? Then come to the Senior Critique on Monday the 12th from 8:30 am to 4:30pm. Everyone is invited so come for the whole day or stop by for a few minutes to see what all the fuss is about!!!

Senior Reminders:
     Critique is in the Black Box from 8:30am to 5pm tomorrow, Monday the 12th. Please do not be late (this does not hold true for those of you with kids or exams bright and early). Everyone is expected to be at critique all day unless you have scheduled meetings, exams or if you have cleared with the professors that you will have to leave for a designated time. We have gotten the basic's for breakfast and lunch covered but if anyone is interested in bringing drinks or other snacks they would be greatly appreciated. We have to be completely out of the theater by 5pm because of the One Acts.
    Don't forget that we need to have two cd's of our images, the CD's should include your 12 to 15 final images no larger then 10in on the largest side (3000pixels) .... 300ppi.
     Technically we are able to get into Riverside at 11am on Monday, we will let you know how late we can stay when we know. We are also able to get into Riverside starting at 9am on Tuesday.
     We will have an itinerary at the critique and can go over any last minute questions about the show either at lunch or after crit is done.
      I hope this helps and if anyone has any other questions please feel free t contact me, Halli Bischoff, Shelbee Jones, or Elizabeth Wilmerding.
Thanks every one!!!


How to be a Professional Photographer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S3NFW2c7hA&context=C2f127ADOEgsToPDskKpVlUkxD40ETFw1j7zxE7n

A picture of a picture of a picture

See you guys Monday! Hope everything is coming together nicely for everyone.
And a message to all non-seniors, come to our critique! We would love to have you there!
Now for PBR and putting frames together.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Things are a changin

Photos © Ian van Coller. All Rights Reserved Went out photographing this afternoon to document the changes happening to this old grain elevator up on Rouse. The bottom one I made a few years ago on 4x5 film and the top one is digital back on a Toyo AX.

Experimental Photography Workbook, Merry Christmas!

These students (and seven visiting dignitaries!) have images in The Experimental Photography Workbook, 2012. Congratulations! 200+ pages of 10.5pt type experimental bliss. The book went to press as of yesterday. It will be ready in January sometime, right on schedule. Numbers below reference pages, but one page may have more than one image. I think you will be pleased to see yourself in print. Each student with an image in the book will receive a copy. Those of you on campus, come see me mid January to pick it up. Those who are graduated, you’ll have to email me your snail mail address. Unfortunately, I no longer have correct email addresses for a few of the students in the book who gave me permission to use their images in past years. This is why I am posting this list in hopes that somehow they will hear about this and contact me with their snail mail. It is really important to keep in touch with current email once you move on from MSU; I had to remove images from many students whom I could not locate to ask permission. 

 Next in the pipeline, Alternative Processes Condensed. I will be revising all next year with a deadline of December, adding a new chapter with further research at George Eastman House funded by a recent grant received for summer study. I hope you will be willing to donate images to the new revision if alt was your class of choice. Merry Christmas everyone!

Allen, Nubia Garcia 156

Allen, Zak 96,119,187

Allsop, Pennie 7,45

Anderson, Lauren 208

Anderson, Libbie 115

Apa, Jeremy 13,65,199

Avery, Collin 17,142

Avila, Angela Pierson 156

Bean, Alan 127,142,145

Becker, Britni 153

Becker, Jace ix,77,95,112,240,241

Bell, Briana 161

Bischoff, Halli 16,79,130,195

Blaney, Brett 25,33

Boland, Clare 44,84,151

Boland, Genna 146

Bredberg, Blaine 13

Breitbach, Amanda 22,70,101

Brien, Whitney 163

Busby, Tyler 197

Caillier, Adam 15

Cary, Augie 40,60

Cavanaugh, Ian 43

Collins, Douglas 129

Cordier, Pierre 129–136,137

Courtney, Gwen 93

Cowart, Kaitlin 11

Crispell, Alicia 9,120,173

Cudmore, Rachel 77

Davidson, Scott 151

Dodge, Gwen xiii,71,195

Donnelly, Claire 31,92

Druse, Amy 74,103,107

Dudley, Kurt 75,85

Dunbar, Megan 55,89,122

Foster, Cam 65,213

Frankman, Patrick 53,119

Gorsuch, Paul 1,93

Ham, Courtney 59

Hansen, Aly 176

Hattersley, Brian viii,96

Hennen, Meghan 119

Herem, Bek 38

Higgins, Matthew 131

Hilton, Parker 215,219

Hofferber, Cale 98,193

Holcomb, Grayce 55,113,203

Jennings, Ryan 21

Jensen, Kyle 23

Jewett, Lauren 162,203

Juarez, Kim 107,118

Kelley, Brandon 130,155,235

Kennelly, Sean 64,109,111

Kirschhoffer, B. J. 37,45

Lee, Mark A. 18,151,157

LeMay, Jessi 27

Lynn-Klimenko, Aidan 40,57,78

MacDonald, Dan 159,188

Mateskon, Maggie 117

Mather, Greg 39

Mauch, Calin 150

McEwen, Ian 63,104

McGaw, Mary Katherine 4

McKenney, Heather 61,202

Miller, Matt 82

Nelson, Brittany 185

Nubson, Colter 144,179

O’Neal, Meghan 203,242

Ortiz, Jeannie 56

Patch, Nicole 163

Perrins, Madison 162,221

Peterson, Simon 243

Piskin, Jason 40,149,200

Rand, Ken 3,20,54,123

Rehbein, Bethany Lindeman 172

Reinsel, Sam 194,198

Risvold, Adam 81

Roberts, Kate Vanderlans 29,240

Romero, Nicole 167,168,169

Roth, Dawn 157

Runolfsson, David 101,181,201

Sarachek, Norman 134

Schlepp, John 216

Schultz, Jakob 12

Scott, Ellen 145,148

Shupe, Kate 6,69,125

Skogg, Erika 72,92

Smith, Michelle 79,237

Spray, Terri 64

Stebbins, Andrew 239,240

Stipp, Jim 87,158,161,203

Sumiura, Akitaka 121,160

Taylor, Warren 116

Thompson, Megan 5,22

Trebella, Amy 9

Truckner, Amy 93

Underwood, David 146

Wang, Sam 35

Webb, Donna vii,10,124,207

Wells-Osborne, Cecilia 7,13

Wilbanks, Johanna Huyser 100

Wing, Bobbi 174

Wohler, Jordyn 73,151,203

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Help me win 30 free rolls of film

I would love you all forever and ever if you'd click on my link and vote for my picture to help me win 30 free rolls of film. My picture is in the finals and I need some help beating out some of the other shots.



Monday, December 5, 2011

Senior Critique

Senior Critique sign up schedule is posted outside checkout.

Would you print 44" wide?

Hey people! The school is looking into what printer to buy and this is a poll to find out how many of you photo people would realistically print 44" wide if we had a printer that could do it? Don't reply just if you think it would be cool - only reply if you would actually definitely positively invest the money into paper that size. Keep in mind that a 44" roll of good paper such as Canson/Moab is going to be at least $250 and up for a 50 foot roll. Who would be in?


Money is due today for the senior show.  Make check payable to MTA Photo Network for $80 or bring cash in an envelope to Photo Checkout 

Flash is dead, btw...

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Thought that in case you haven't come across this yet it would be good to know. Adobe conceded to Apple's philosophy regarding HTML5 and using open web standards in the mobile age and have announced the end of flash for mobile devices, which may eventually lead to the end of flash for desktop development as well, or a possible hybrid of some sorts. Either way, flash will not be a game changer in the web development world anymore.

This doesn't mean your website is obsolete, but next time you decide to redo your website, or get a new one, try and find one that uses javascript (frameworks like jquery or mootools). Javascript and HTML5 can do everything flash can and more, so realize your not missing out on anything either. Not to mention the fact that javascript works on every browser for everyone by default.

In case you're curious to know if a website, product, or service is flash, just right click while viewing.

For those who use slideshowpro, you are ok. They already output a JS/HTML5 counterpart of your website (if you purchased it - consider getting newest version of slideshowpro director as well as slideshowpro for flash) for apple mobile devices, however their desktop version is still flash. Now that flash is going to become less popular over the coming years, Slideshowpro may reevaluate their product, so I think either way they will make sure their customers are taken care of.

About Flash and Apple - Written by Steve Jobs, but almost everything in there are just the facts. Not too much bias.

Bottom line, HTML5 CSS(3) and Javascript will reign. Get a website (website template) or portfolio website service that utilizes those open source standards.

I am working on a portfolio service at present with another web developer (won't be done for a while) but when it is I will let you folks know. MSU discount!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Print Exchange?

Hey everyone. I know I'm not the only one who has stacks of prints sitting in boxes, so I was thinking  sometime in the future (be it this semester or the next) we could have some sort of print exchange between students. I'd rather have another person's work hanging up on my walls than my own, and keeping them in storage is the last place any artist would like their work to be. So if anyone is interested, let's try to arrange something!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Quick Update

Halli went and spoke with the Pipe and Drape people and they will be setting up on Monday. I will let you know more of the details when i know them. They will be reevaluating the price but you will not be charged any more then the $80, which is due by 5:10 on Monday, don't forget!! Thanks everyone!!!!