MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University student Joseph Sobel’s “Untitled” photographs are on display in the Anderson House in Lansing as part of the fifth annual Arts in the House exhibit. Sobel is a senior photography major from Iron Mountain. He took the two photos featured in the display while on a hike through Cranbrook Gardens in Bloomfield Hills. 

            “As we walked around and checked out the place, there was this cute baby fawn hurdled up by a bush with no mama, so I took my wide-angle fisheye from Nikon (D60) and  clicked the shutter about a foot away from it,” said Sobel.

            The other, a bench that he described as looking like a “cage of some sort with a concave to sit in,” was taken with the same fisheye lens in the vicinity of the nature walk. 

            The collection by 10 students from Michigan universities was recently unveiled during a reception. Michael Boulus, executive director of the Presidents Council, and House Speaker Pro Tempore Pam Byrnes honored those whose work will be showcased during the 2009-10 academic year. Arts in the House is a partnership between the Presidents Council and the Michigan House of Representatives to promote art in everyday life.

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November 24, 2009