Monday, December 26, 2011


a lot of us have been working hard all semester, finishing projects and writing papers. i've been in the darkroom. i wanted to show you what i did. but as a warning, it could be triggersome.

each of these photographs were taken with a 4x5 / large format camera.
i developed and printed each image by hand.

all images click through to my flickr page.

for this assignment, we had to keep one negative pristine, and distress another in a way that correlated to the subject matter.
i typed a passage from hemingway's a farewell to arms over the negative.



the passage

my final, for my final we had to do an 'extended portrait'. when i thought of this, i thought of a further exploration of a place. i used to work a funeral home, and thought it would be a good place to go back and photograph. in doing so, i was not trying to be gruesome, or dark, but rather, honest. this is what it is. take from it what you will.
~insert possible trigger warning here~

i'd love to hear your thoughts.


  1. You are very talented and I bet you got an A. I did find the funeral Home a bit scary, in the sense that this might be me someday, but you captured my fear in that still photo. Congratulations and keep up the great work.

    Mary from ♥ ♥

  2. Very confronting, I think this is excellent and you've explored the subject matter really tastefully. I'm not sure which photo I find more intriguing; the morgue or the Hello Kitty coffin.
    I really hope you keep going with this and post more on the blog :)

  3. I saw these on your flickr and I was hoping you'd post about them.
    You are one incredibly talented lady.

  4. Oh man, you're so talented Bethany. These photos are amazing. I love the distressed typewriter photo, and the funeral home ones are so good.

  5. I love the photos of the typewriter! And oh, my! I got scared when I saw the corpses! The Hello Kitty coffin is kind of cute, hehe.

    Hope you had a nice Christmas!

  6. Whoa, these are some amazing photos! Well done!

  7. Great photos!
    You always looks so effortless amazing! Love your blog.


  8. So neat to finally see all of them together. Awesome job, baby girl :)


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