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Student photo exhibit captures haunting images of suburban Arizona

on Thursday,November 19,2009 21:11

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In a showing perhaps better suited for October, ASU photography Junior Adrian Lesoing has opened a new exhibit called Suburbia: 85201, an eerie collection of overexposed night photos capturing Mesa, Arizona''s suburban neighborhoods while they sleep.

The product of a summer color darkroom course, Lesoing used overexposure and longer shutter speeds to add color and life to the otherwise shaded images. The result is an illuminated night sky, and streaking streetlights cutting through the murky quarter.

The exhibit, which runs through January 4, has attracted many admirers who appreciate the work''s unique styling and unusual technique.

"I like the photos because they make me feel weird and creepy and eerie," says LoganBellew, the vice president of ASU''s chapter of the Photographer''s Association tells the State Press. "Her photos make me a feel a little uncomfortable and that''s a good thing, because they make me feel, period."

Photographers tend to experiment with differing types of exposures and shutter speed in an attempt to embellish relatively modest images through artistic license.

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