By JC Fuentes
One of the most important things for anyone looking for a profession in photography is for them to get themselves out there and get noticed. For Nate Oliver, computer science major, photography has always been one of his favorite hobbies. It wasn’t until recently that he decided to ask the local Winfield library to hang up what he calls his “favorite pictures.”
“I went around town looking for places that would be willing to display my art.” Says Oliver when asked about why he decided to hang up his pictures. “I took 2 of my best 8×10 pictures and two of my best digital paintings as a portfolio. Then once I got approval to display my photography I then ordered 10 of my best pictures to be printed on canvas for the show.”
Oliver has also thought about having photography as a minor. “I would really like to be a self-employed artist. Photography has also been a hobby of mine this last spring I took the digital photography class and was encouraged by classmates and instructors to put my pictures out there for others to enjoy.
Sam Beck, business major, really enjoyed Oliver’s use of color in his pictures. “I enjoyed the calamity of the pictures and how natural the sunset and the stars looked in them.” Sam DeNike, psychology major also had something similar to say. “I really enjoyed how he captured nature in his pictures. Kansas is known for being flat, so Nate’s pictures of the rocky cliffs and hills really countered that stereotype as well as highlighted the beauty.”
Next semester Oliver will have multiple art pieces in the Darbeth gallery, but until then, his gallery at the Winfield public library will be up until late December. If you enjoy viewing pictures, then it would not be a bad idea to go check out his photography.
JC Fuentes is a sophomore in communications. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.