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westsidestory iowa city west high school

2901 melrose ave.

iowa city, IA 52246


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photos by ryo ohashi 2 FEBRUARY 2014

Pages 4-5: Framing Pages 6-9: Shutter speed, aperture, ISO Pages 10-11: Portraiture Pages 12-13: Lines Pages 14-15: Light Pages 16-17: Perspective Pages 18-21: Free form For more coverage go to


Top Left: This photo was taken on the middle floor at the Freshman center. One day as I was waiting for my ride I looked out the window and noticed a few holes on the window fences. I wonder I wonder how they got there. Top Right: Ricky Rodrigues’16, my partner for this project, in between the brick columns in the commons area. Left: This hole was by the stairway in the outdoor plaza. I think its for the water to flow out of the floor. Not sure. 4 FEBRUARY 2014

Framing FEBRUARY 2014 5


Shutter speed, ISO, & Aperture

Above: Ricky and Dillon Crowell ‘17 jumping in the hallway. Don’t they look joyful. Left: “Jump Ricky” “What?” “JUST JUMP” “Wha- Okay” The photo turned out better than I thought...



Shutter speed, ISO, Above: It’s just a water fountain. This one was in the main commons. Like what do you expect from a water fountain other than water. Left: Ricky jumping off of the stairs. He got some hops. And chicken legs. No offense.

&Aperture FEBRUARY 2014 9

Top Left: Over at the 9th grade center, Ricky suffers from the cold winter wind. It actually wasn’t that bad considering the usual Iowa weather. Shame on him. Top Right: The West High Hoodie Squad storms by the cafeteria hallway. With the exception of Ricky they all have threatening hoodie. Ricky has an “advanced turtle neck.” Left: Ricky looks to the distance as he decides whether to go to the rest room or not on the bench by the 9th grade center.

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Lines Top: The hallway of a infamous Japanese temple. The bright beautiful red columns highlights the shrine. Left: This is the bus rail of the once demolished city< Hiroshima. It is now one of the biggest city in Japan, with bustling crowds.

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Top: Out in the courtyard Ricky jumps gracefully making even the sun part of his belonging. Left: The amazing hand of Ricardo Rodriguez makes it own shadow. Yes, it is that amazing.

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Right: A picture of Ricky from a higher view than usual. I had to vertically climb between two brick columns. It was quite physically challenging. I need to run more. Top. A wormâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eye view of Ricky gazing out of the stair windows.

Perspective FEBRUARY 2014 17

Top Left: From here it is Toto. This is my dog before Christmas. His leash, the car, and the stop sign matches, All being red. Top Right: Toto peeks between the columns of my porch. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty sure it was snowing during this. I feel bad for him. Left: Toto was just sitting out of the kitchen, just looking around. It was a perfect chance for me to snap a shot from him.

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Toto FEBRUARY 2014 19

FreeForm: Toto 20 FEBRUARY 2014

Left: Toto Just wants food and his bone. That is the only thing in his ming, ever. Top: I actually feel bad for making him do this. This was during a snow storm, preceding a two-hour delay. I think this went oddly well so I

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