Category Archives: Photography

ACCIDENT

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about the artist
Andrew Ellis is annoying, infuriating, agitating, provoking, engaging, encouraging, and all the things that make a person interesting. His work has appeared in TeenInk, Common Threads, and Ink, Sweat, & Tears (forthcoming). His photography has appeared in Photographer’s Forum. He lives in Ohio, and survives primarily off of Mountain Dew and peanut butter M&Ms.

Bird of Paradise

bw bird

digital photography

about the artist
Donita S. Thompson is living out her dream in the same town where she was born, Springfield, Ohio. She earns an income on the front lines in child welfare but the real work is in parenting her five-year-old, who happens to be an amazing story teller. In addition to traveling and writing, she also finds pleasure in being the caregiver of a one-year-old Molly fish and two snails.

Untitled #1

digital photography

digital photography

about the artist
Dan Landis has been interested in photography since, as a high school student, he did darkroom work at Logan Studios in downtown Dayton from 1969 to 1971. In this after-school job, Dan eventually learned to do assignment work, photographing high school events and sports. Currently, Dan is in his thirty-fifth year of teaching English at Northmont High School. Photography has always been a passion. Dan has been inspired by the work of Richard Avedon, Alfred Eisenstadt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and  Ansel Adams. He loves all genres of photography, and loves to try his hand at nature photography, landscapes, and architecture.  Dan lives in Kettering with his partner, Vicki Hendricks. See more of Dan’s work at landiscapes.com

Woodland Door

black and white photography

black and white photography

about the artist
Tiffany Shaw-Diaz is a born-and-raised Daytonian who has a zest for culture, community, creativity (and apparently, alliteration). While honing her journalism skills at the Dayton City Paper, she immersed herself in Dayton’s bustling fine and performing arts scene and discovered her love for it. She went on to write for numerous print magazines and most recently worked as a USA Journalist for the London-based publication, NAFOURA, on topics related to Middle Eastern dance. As an editor, she has collaborated with the United Nations Volunteer Program in the Ukraine and currently serves on Kiva’s Review and Translation Team. When she’s not embodying Merriam-Webster’s definition of “go-getter,” she can be found relishing in the delights of “sophisticated laziness.”

into the Unknown

instant film photography

instant film photography

about the artist
Jason Benning is in constant search of creativity. When not busy with his full-time gig doing health care social media and marketing, Jason works to push the boundaries of his photography, which developed into a passion after a trip to New York City. Outside of personal inspiration, he hopes that his work inspires conversation among viewers. He is an avid film shooter, and is currently working on long-term projects based on the visual representation of an idea and literature.