Monthly Archives: September 2013

Pia Mannikko

This was a busy week for me! I had my Workshare in Senior Thesis on Monday, and my crit in Adv. Photo on Wednesday! So as you can imagine my brain is filled with thoughts. One of the most interesting thoughts/ suggestions that I got when I was in my Senior Thesis class was that I should somehow incorporate my love for advertising into my love for the history of Cincinnati, and photography. So with all of that being said and talking to some of my peers I was led to this artist named Pia Mannikko. She set up an environmental art exhibit all around her town of Jämsä in Finland. Over the period of six months she interviewed people of all ages and took their big important memories mapped them out all over the city and allowed the tourists and locals to enjoy the peoples’ memories along with them. Click on the photos below to learn more! I would love to know more about how she did it and I am interested in maybe starting a website promoting the history of Cincinnati, or doing something like this and putting up facts about the city’s history. 



I am going to try to get in touch with her so see how she was able to do this. I will keep everyone updated! 

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Old Work

So after I had my crit Wednesday I feel like my head was about to explode with suggestions and I felt like where my idea started was no where even close to where it ended. So I thought it would be a good idea to show some of my old work just to show how I photograph, what kind of style I like and take it from there.




Candy Chang



Candy Chang is an inspiration of mine that I researched last year because at that time I was trying to convey peoples secrets or emotions without showing actual people, and I believe that she did it in a tasteful and elegant way. Her show Confessions was showing in 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. To read more about the show, click on the photo above! 

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Thoughts on Thoughts


So I have nailed down what I am doing (at least this week) for my project. It could be subject to change because that is just the way my brain works. I have done plenty of research and with some help from peer feedback I believe that shooting photographs downtown could end up being successful.

I have looked at Over the Rhine Matters Blog and they have some great photos already but mainly in color. (Examples are below) The photographs that they show are already bursting with history, however I would like to bring out more of the history by not only creating an all black and white body of work but also by going to places and showing the character of the city that I grew up in and love.  Thoughts?




Senior Year Struggles

As most of the people who are going to be reading this blog know already, I am a senior in the Fine Arts program at UC (University of Cincinnati). My “focus”, if you can call it that, is in photography. This year we are supposed to hone in on a main theme, if we don’t already have on in mind, and present it at the end of the year. Well, I have become so burnt out on my theme, or lack thereof, that I am in desperate need of a new one!

Here are some new ideas that I have been thinking about:

  • Glorified Roadkill
  • B & W Cityscapes (for a commission)
  • The movement of birds

That is about all I have for right now. My thought is as the semester progresses and I get more feedback from critiques, peers, and professors I will be more confident in the direction that my work is going in.