May. 04, 2011

Encompass: Behind the Lens

Sarah Kosloski '12

Campus student photographers Sarah Kosloski '12 and Keith Walters '11 have captured life and special events on campus for the entire 2010-2011 academic year, and took each other's portrait.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Kosloski '12 and Keith Walters '11 have spent the last year photographing lectures, celebrations, athletic championships and everything else that happens on campus, from performances to a striking orange sun following a rainstorm.

Their images have been featured in every Encompass issue and many other Geneseo publications.

Meet Sarah and Keith, the students behind the lens.

•This year, Sarah, an adolescent education and Spanish major, has taken pictures of performances, sports, presentations, workshops and been on the roof of buildings for sweeping images of landscapes of the campus and of the valley.

Her experience taking photos for The Lamron prepared her for the daily assignments as a college photographer. A fan of portrait and performance photography, she often shoots weddings in summer. She hopes to get a master's degree in teaching English as a second language and continue to work professionally as a wedding and portrait photographer.

Her favorite shot this year?

She can't narrow it down, but really enjoyed photographing lectures. "A lot of them were very interesting and inspiring and I probably would not have gone if it weren't for this job," she says.

 

KEITH WALTERS•When Geneseo awarded Glenn Gordon Caron '75 the college's highest honor — the Medal of Distinction — Keith was at the gala event in New York City.

"I got to spend the day and night in New York City, which was pretty cool," says Walters, a business administration major.

Walters' experience as a campus photographer has inspired him: He hopes to work as a professional photographer. Over the year he has photographed everything from events to campus beauty shots, sports and a photo essay about the final semester for seniors, which will appear in the next edition of the Geneseo Scene.

He has also learned a few things.

"Never judge a book by its cover," says Keith. "You meet some fantastic people through photography. Also, the world is a beautiful place."