Saturday, May 15, 2010
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Check out the photography of fellow MSU Graduate Zachary S. Allen. His work documents people and places from areas in which he feels important for various reasons. The Hi-Line is a project documenting the Hi-Line region of Northern Montana, which surrounds what was originally the Great Northern Railway. While staying near Cutbank, Montana, Mr. Allen has chosen some very interesting landscapes to include in this series as well as some great portraits; a house which was "Once Montana's Largest Meth Lab" and a "Texaco Oil Cleanup Site" as well as a guy named "Kodiak". Roseland is a body of photographs documenting a new sustainably built "green" community near Richmond, Virginia. His work shows the impenetrable, dominating forest that is the setting for this community based on the "New Urbanism" philosophy. The Transitory project documents the area around Bozeman, Montana in a manner similar to Stephen Shore. Mr. Allen is also part of a collaborative project called The Bozeman Survey Project, documenting the greater Bozeman, Montana area with students and professors of MSU. All of Mr. Allen's photographs were created using 4x5 or 8x10 format and in the hopes of re-photographing several of the images over time.
Monday, June 15, 2009
This project focuses on the residents and landscapes of Four Corners, Montana in the Gallatin County. Four Corners is located at 45.667876 degrees North, 111.182530 degrees West, which is approximately eight miles west of the Bozeman city center. The Gallatin County spreads over 2,500 square miles with Bozeman being the densest conglomeration of citizens, but relying on the many hardworking residents commuting from one of the outlying communities like Four Corners. I find this area particularly interesting due to the vast array of unique businesses, business owners, and community members. These surrounding communities are a large part of the adhesive that hold the Bozeman municipal together as a whole.