(Honorable Mention – Photography)
Title of Art Piece: Macro Fly
Student/Artist’s Name: Tabitha Jordan
School: West Anchorage High School
Artist Statement: Macro photography is something I tried for the first time this year. Because I didn’t have access to a fixed lens to get the super low aperture needed for taking macro photos, I started out by experimenting with flipping a regular 50mm lens around and shooting photos of anything that had texture, a suggestion my photography teacher had made. I took pictures of everything in sight that I believed would make a good photo. As I was reviewing the shots that I had taken, I really liked the some of the bug shots and that’s where my photo of the fly came from.