Photography

Pumpkin Family by Prof. Elsa Voelcker

Pumpkin Family  by Prof. Elsa Voelcker

Pumpkin Family  by Prof. Elsa Voelcker

"Jazz Photos I" by Professor Ed Gleason

 

"Jazz Photos I" by Professor Ed Gleason

The impulse that prompts me to experiment with the photos I've taken of jazz musicians at festivals around the country is, perhaps, not unlike the impulse that drives those jazz musicians to do that which so centrally defines the music they play: improvise.

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Art Hike on Mount Monadnock

Some Pictures from the Lucubrations Art Hike on Mount Monadnock, September 25, 2010.

Viewing Elsa Voelcker @ Starving Artist

 Snapshots of exhibition. Up for one more week!

Closing October 2nd, 2010

  

 ARTIST STATEMENT -   ELSA VOELCKER
 
    Vulnerability is a major issue in America today. Our mythology of independence, the Daniel Boone mystique, forces people without adequate resources into isolation. But alienation is not true personal freedom. In an effort to maintain an armor around the painful self, many people are resorting to body piercings.
     To some people, body piercing is alarming. I felt that way myself, before I began my photographic study entitled Piercing Portraits, the Body as Canvas. As I photographed people in all age groups and walks of life with body piercings, I began to see the people behind the piercings, trying to find a way to be unique in the world and become part of a supportive tribe. A mutual respect formed as my subjects proudly displayed their piercings . As a college professor, I noticed students acquiring more and more piercings. Piercing becomes legal at age eighteen, and students are away from home for the first time. They are patronizing piercing parlors around colleges, because young people see piercing as a rite of passage. When they find out that they can withstand the pain, they are eager to plan the next piercing. Many of the participants noted an addictive quality; the pain seems to release endorphins, creating a different state of mind.
     These works are taken from a series of black and white portraits photographed using a medium format camera and printed on gelatin silver paper.

alumni hall by Taylor Colegrove

alumni hall by Taylor Colegrove

alumni hall by Taylor Colegrove

Curves and Curls

THE FORCE THAT THROUGH THE GREEN FUSE DRIVES THE FLOWER by Dylan Thomas


The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees
Is my destroyer.
And I am dumb to tell the crooked rose
My youth is bent by the same wintry fever.

The force that drives the water through the rocks
Drives my red blood; that dries the mouthing streams
Turns mine to wax.
And I am dumb to mouth unto my veins
How at the mountain spring the same mouth sucks.

The hand that whirls the water in the pool
Stirs the quicksand; that ropes the blowing wind
Hauls my shroud sail.
And I am dumb to tell the hanging man
How of my clay is made the hangman's lime.

"Piercing Portraits: the Body as Canvas", Exhibition by Elsa Voelcker - Sept 11th, 3-5pm

Sep 11 2010 3:05 pm

Piercing Portraits: the Body as Canvas, is a dynamic photographic exhibition by Elsa Voelcker. The exhibition opens September 11th, 3-5 P.M., at the Starving Artist Gallery, in Keene, New Hampshire.  Voelcker teaches traditional photography at Franklin Pierce College and at Saint Anselm College.

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summer images, 2010

 

Photos by Kimberly Kersey Asbury

Dimensions: 8x10 and 13x17

Pigment-based Inks 

on Archival Cotton Rag & Fiber-Based Epson Photo Papers.

 

A bit of Summer 2010

Just some odds and ends (mostly flowers and insects) from Summer 2010.

Infrared Image of Alumni by Paul Nault

Infrared Image of Alumni by Paul Nault

Infrared Image of Alumni by Paul Nault

This image of Alumni Hall was  taken with a digital Nikon D70 with a modified with an Infrared Sensor.  This image was taken on April 16 at 7:30 AM with clear skies.

geisel hideout

geisel hideout

 one of my favorite places around campus

photo by justine johnson, class of 2012

my bud benny

my bud benny

 one of my favorite places around campus

photo by justine johnson, class of 2012

Yellow Maple by Professor Elsa Voelcker

Yellow Maple by Professor Elsa Voelcker

Yelllow Maple by Professor Elsa Voelcker of the Fine Arts Department