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New student, old-school camera

  • Mackenzie Burnside, 19, of Antrim, photographs downtown Peterborough on Sunday. Staff photo by Meghan Pierce

  • Mackenzie Burnside, 19, of Antrim, photographs downtown Peterborough on Sunday. Staff photo by Meghan Pierce

  • Mackenzie Burnside, 19, of Antrim, photographs downtown Peterborough on Sunday. Staff photo by Meghan Pierce


Thursday, November 15, 2018 11:6AM

Focusing on the kiosk/billboard next to the Toadstool Bookshop, Mackenzie Burnside, 19, of Antrim, who is a student at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, does some homework in Peterborough Sunday, capturing images downtown with a NHIA issued 4x5 film camera.

The 2017 ConVal High School graduate is a first year photography major at NHIA where photography students exclusively shoot with 35-millimeter cameras in their first year.

“For this class we are only allowed to use the 4x5 cameras. And we’ve started working on our finals so I decided since nobody is really from this area or really ventures over here I’d photograph over on this side of the state. I think it’s a little bit more interesting sometimes with it being more rural than urban Manchester. And then I take pictures of things that most people don’t usually look at,” Burnside said.

Subjects have included the back side of buildings, including the Mariposa Museum building in Peterborough. “And a couple of other ‘art spots.’ I mostly focus on photographing scrap metal and other things that people completely overlook. I think it’s interesting.”