Dr. Bruce Cline, Lakeland Community College photography professor and department chair, has made the cover of an international magazine. At least, his photograph has.
A German magazine, Art & Education, was impressed with Dr. Cline’s photos published in Polaroid International Photography and asked to use his work as their magazine cover.
Dr. Cline’s pieces were first published in Polaroid International Photography Issue 20 in the Gallery this past January. Three of his photographs were selected to be included in a gallery section with a “fine arts” theme. The magazine writes, “Each piece of work was chosen to show how artists and photographers have used the unique qualities of Polaroid films as an integral part of the creative process.”
Using polacolor emulsion lifts; Dr. Cline created an eerie trio of amusement park rides. Dr. Cline took a slide and projected it onto Polaroid film. He then pushed wet emulsion around to create a unique shape. The very edges of each photo fall in and stretch against their subject matter, creating a moody artwork of a photograph.
Photographs by Lakeland students Renee Martin, Lynne Netschke and Paula Rees were published in the January 2001 issue of American Photo On Campus. Professor Cline says, “Not only am I proud of my students, I’m also proud of the company they keep in this prestigious magazine. Their work is featured right along side the works of students from two other colleges, Alfred University and the Rhode Island School of Design, known as the Harvard of the art world.”
Dr. Cline’s international prominence will continue this summer as he accompanies 20 Lakeland students on a photography trip to Scotland. The trip is a component of the international initiatives of Lakeland Community College.