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Kyle recently graduated Grand Valley State with a Bachelor of Science
"It's a four-year program that starts with the basics and moves on to
more advanced studies. The higher you go, the ideas get more conceptual."
Black And White World
"At the start I knew I liked black and white, but I wasn't communicating
exactly what I wanted, so it was frustrating. I kind of let it go, then
came back to it and was able to get what I wanted. I credit one of my
teachers, David Plowden, with teaching me how to look, to think carefully,
to make the photograph before I even use the camera. He said there are
more photographs that should be taken mentally than with a camera."
"First to continue the Honey Creek project, which was my senior thesis.
I've done winter and spring and want to finish the cycle of documenting
the creek. Ultimately I want to be a professional photographer. I hope
to be able to continue to photograph the landscape for exhibits, books,
and editorial projects."
"Eliot Porter, David Plowden, Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, and Paul Caponigro."
The Thesis Project
"In winter Honey Creek is such a silent, still, peaceful place. In spring
it comes to life again and is so uplifting. The project was to document
the creek for a year. The larger idea was to get people to slow down and
look at the things around them, places like this creek, and not be so
quick to destroy them."
Kyle Kalm was recommended to
us by David Plowden, visiting professor of photography at Grand Valley
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