September 2012 Artist of the Month – Sara Behrend & Tyler Way

Sara Behrend

My name is Sara Behrend and I am currently a student at Kendall Collage of Art and Design. I will be graduating this spring with a bachelors in photography. I love photographing people and I have just started getting into doing weddings which I love. However as a fine art student, I also greatly enjoy more of the fine art side of photography and thats what drove my latest project “Modified Bodies” I chose to stick to what I know and photographed people, however I took a much more artistic approach using dramatic lighting and black and white imagery to focus on close ups of the body. I shot and printed digitally Even though Film holds a special place in my heart. I am very excited about this project and feel so lucky to be able to have it on display at Go Java for everyone to enjoy! If you would like to see some of my other work including my portrait work please visit my website at

Tyler Way

“Louie” – We are all Mascots – Art Series.

Tyler Way is an artist/designer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Way is a 2009 graduate of Grand Valley State university where he received his degree in Advertising & Public Relations.  He has created artwork for the likes of LeBron James, Chris Paul, Jason Richardson, Mike Posner, and more. Way is also the creative director for the Grand Rapids-based nonprofit, Fashion Has Heart and is a contract designer for Sebago, a Wolverine Worldwide brand.