Peters has spent his year in
"It shows me a lot that even though we're separated by an ocean, teenagers are still the same," said Wellman. "We all have the same perspective on life and tastes in music and art. Anywhere you go teens are doing the same things."
Their talents complement one another, for sure.
Wellman expanded his horizons last March when he and 24
Meanwhile, Peters was in
Wellman's DJ company throws free, non-alcoholic dances for kids, teens and young adults and Peters' skills at mixing computerized music fit the groove perfectly. He had done DJ work in the
Together the boys have played live gigs at Venus Rising Espresso House, the
Wellman said business is on the upswing because live DJ-hosted parties attract teens.
"It's going good," said Wellman. "It's fun."
Even though Peters started learning photography only last semester in teacher
Co-Lapse" exhibit now up at
Wellman serves as his subject in many of the photos, conveying
In the Uptown show, Peters shoots mostly slow-shutter exposures that depict a series of fire photos set at the Mountain Con headframe. He calls them "composed motion" shots, scenes of Wellman twirling fire with the lit headframe as a backdrop.
A 25-second time lapse allows the slow shutter to freeze several sparks at once. He uses a Canon EOS 550 D with a variety of lenses and flashes.
"I wanted to do something with power and action in it," said Peters.
His work shows versatility, too.
He proves that he can set up artificially lit stop-action water shots, abstract wide-angle
In a lonely, retro-style shot of a mostly deserted Uptown alley -- except for Wellman -- Peters captures a typical
"That's mainly what I wanted to do -- capture
"It's a little bit more artistic," added Wellman.
The photos that hang in the cafe are untitled for a reason. Peters wants the shots to speak for themselves.
"I think a picture has enough words to say it," said Peters. "A title isn't always needed."
The exhibit will be up until
Wellman will study business at
Both plan to keep alive their hobbies and to stay in touch through their art.
"I just enjoy it. I think it's a perfect way to capture what I do in life," Peters said.
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