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Founded by artists, Certain Circuits Magazine publishes poetry, experimental prose, art, and new media. We are especially interested in documenting multimedia collaborative work between artists.

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TIESHKA SMITH: PHOTOGRAPHY

"The Clan"
"Hand on Her Hip"
"Meet Michelle and Aviela"
"Vision of a Queen"
"Afroed Glory"
I have been shooting exclusively in Germantown since I moved here in February and pending the approval of external funding, I hope to be launching a spinoff called “Hidden Voices of Germantown.”  These images (womenfolk of Germantown) will be an important part of that series. 
 
A self-taught street photographer currently based in Philadelphia, I make images that challenge prevailing notions of otherness and explore the ways that marginalized people interact with one another and with shared but unsanctioned public spaces.  A Chicago native, I am a graduate of Northwestern University and Keller Graduate School of Management.

I work in various genres including land, city and urban exploration.  I work with long exposure, fine art B&W and HDR photography. 

I’m a Nikon guy!  I started out using an entry level Nikon D5000.  I eventually upgraded recently to a Nikon D7000.  I shoot with Nikon Glass as well.  I have various lenses including a 10-24mm, 17-55 f/2.8, 35 & 50mm f/1.8, 40mm Macro, 55-200mm. All of this is being supported on an Induro Carbon Fiber Tripod. 
"Pylons" was capture early morning in Ocean City New Jersey, just before sunrise.  I was using a B+W ND 10 stop neutral density filter.  This allowed an exposure well over two minutes and the black and white conversion was achieved with Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2 and Photoshop CS5. 
A lot of the image you see of mine of the prison are likely Eastern State Penitentiary.  Most of them were taken when I was just getting started with photography. Recently, I was granted permission by the Philadelphia Prison’s System to enter and photograph Holmesburg Prison, an abandoned facility still used for officer training in the Northeast section of Philly. 
All the disciplines I reference happen to all be photographic.  It’s hard to say I reference anything non-photographic.  One of the strongest source material has been Google+.  Lately, Pinterest.com has been a great reference and I guess there could be an element of non-photographic reference going on there. 
Collaboration plays a huge roll in my creativity output.  I’m a part of an HDR collaboration group that includes 8 photographers from all over the world.  Twice a month one person in the group will donate a set of images for the other members to post process as they see fit.  The originator of the image hosts that round on their blog. Here you can see how 8 photographers interpret the same image.  It’s been a great, easy going experience. 
Collaboration is also great while shooting.  Finding the right people to be creative with is vital to having a positive and productive shoot. I usually shoot with my bro Kevin and my buddy Matt, a very easy going bunch of dudes! 
A photographer from Philadelphia, PA.  Scott Frederick is best known for his dynamic land, city and urban exploration imagery. Scott is also an experienced HDR and Fine Art B&W Long Exposure photographer along with countless hours spent in a Philadelphia Studio utilizing the one light portrait technique.


I’ve always been told I was missing a people element from my work and decided to break into the world of studio portraiture. It has allowed me to learn new things, not only about compositions and light vs. shadow but also post processing techniques.  I’ve picked up new portrait retouching tricks and applied them to my HDR Urbex work! 

Scott can be found sharing and interacting with his work via his blog:
www.ScottFrederickPhotoBlog.com

Also, on these social networks:

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/ScottFrederickPhotography

Google+:
www.gplus.to/ScottFrederick

Twitter:
www.twitter.com/SFrederickPhoto


Nature of My Circuitry
Kirsten Ashley is a fine artist and illustrator. Her work has appeared on Venereal Kittens and Gothic Fairytales. She participates in Philadelphia art events through organizations like Big Art Show and Handmade Market. Her work has graced the cover of J Michael Wahlgren’s book ‘Pre-Elixir’ and Alphane Reality Generator’s album ‘Nature Of My Circuitry.’ 
 www.kirstenashley.daportfolio.com
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Nature of My Circuitry

Kirsten Ashley is a fine artist and illustrator. Her work has appeared on Venereal Kittens and Gothic Fairytales. She participates in Philadelphia art events through organizations like Big Art Show and Handmade Market. Her work has graced the cover of J Michael Wahlgren’s book ‘Pre-Elixir’ and Alphane Reality Generator’s album ‘Nature Of My Circuitry.’ 

 www.kirstenashley.daportfolio.com