Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A morbidly fun shoot

Haunted campus

Campus is filled with stories of haunted buildings, one of which is the oldest standing building at Central Michigan University — Warriner Hall. A 19-year-old employee, Theresa Schumacher, was killed at 10:30 a.m. May 29, 1937, when her head was trapped within a small window in the door leading to the elevator shaft. It was determined to be death by strangulation. Legend has it, Schumacher still haunts the building, and many people have verified sightings of her ghost. (Published in Central Michigan Life on Oct. 28)

Thanks so much to all of my subjects in this photo. From left: Traverse City senior Mo McManus, Fenton sophomore Jeff Horning, Romeo sophomore Russ Vanderhoof, Shelby Township sophomore Dana Lange, Troy sophomore Griffin McMath, Niles senior Shannon Housing and Rochester sophomore Kelly Raymond. You were a wonderful and cooperative group of people to work with and I would love to use any of you in future photo illustrations as well.

A special thanks to the support team of photographers who came out to the shoot as well. Libby March, Sean Proctor and Sihang Zhang ... You are all amazing people and I could not have done this with out you. And Libby, your epic moment when you tripped will not be forgotten anytime soon, but it was amazing that you still lit the strobe off. Nice work everyone!

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