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Birds of a Feather
Photograph by Scott Houston

Alicia Wilson and Ty Paslay hang out at what they call the "stoop" outside Helser Hall, a place where fellow art-and-design majors and smokers congregate all day, rain or shine. Alicia never dressed like the other kids back home. “When I came here, I found people who wore the same stuff," she says, "people who think it’s cool when you get a new piercing.”


Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Pentax 645N
Film Type: NPZ 800
Lens: 45-85mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/13
Weather Conditions: Partly cloudy
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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