Student-Artist Spotlight: McKenzie Pizl

Bryce Parr-

McKenzie Pizl is a junior in graphic communications. She is an avid graphic designer and photographer.

What sparked your interest in photography? When did you start?

I’ve always been interested in photography but never really had the time to teach myself until I took my first class at [University of Wisconsin–Stout] my freshman year. I fell completely in love with it and knew it was something I wanted to do.

Are there any styles you adhere to or really enjoy?

I really like photo compositing and doing portraits, but I mainly enjoy concert photography.

How do you choose subjects for photos?

Subjects are usually friends or people that are friends of friends or something and want photography done. A lot of the concert photography I do is through the artists or friends of the artist/venue.

Are there any artists you really enjoyed shooting?

I really enjoy shooting EDM artists. The vibe from the crowd is so much different than anything else. Every time I shoot, they all hold specific memories, so it’s hard to just pick one out from the rest.

Do you have any exciting projects you are working on right now?

I just finished a shoot for an article on a creepy abandoned house for Pepper magazine (hint hint check us out). I am also going to Oregon for a photoshoot as well as a few upcoming music festivals.

Is there anything else you want to mention about your photography?

It’s more than just photography and photos to me. It’s the constant challenge of capturing moments and making the viewer see and feel something.