The photographs on display at the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services offices at Grandview Yard were created by some well-known artists -- well-known in the Grandview and Marble Cliff community anyway.

The exhibit features work created by students in Katherine Kelsey's photography class at Grandview Heights High School.

It will be open through the end of March in the Berkshire Hathaway offices at 875 Yard St.

Next month, prints created by students in Kelsey's Art Foundations class will be displayed.

"We moved into our building last summer and we hadn't yet completed deciding on our office decorations," real-estate agent Rachel Kayla said. "I'm an art lover, so I thought, 'Why don't we do something that involves displaying art?' "

The idea evolved into creating a space that would showcase student art, she said.

"It's a win-win situation," Kayla said. "We get to look at some wonderful art at our office and students get a chance to display their work."

Kelsey said her students usually get to display their work only in the hallways and classrooms at the high school.

"This is a great opportunity for them to get to experience having their work on display in the outside world where someone other than just their classmates and teachers can see it," she said.

The photographs at Berkshire Hathaway were among pieces students selected for a class project, Kelsey said. Seventy photographs by 28 students are on display.

"For the project they turned in to me, they had to pick four photographs they thought represented some of their best work," she said. "The photographs they chose for this exhibition is kind of the best of the best."

Students experimented with all kinds of photography, exploring techniques such as solarization -- the reversal of light and dark on the print -- and the use of the negatives rather than the completed image, Kelsey said.

The photographs shot by freshman Bella Donoghue were taken during a fall trip to New York City and include the Flatiron Building and the Guggenheim Museum as subjects.

Her process included an old-fashioned twist: film.

"I never used film before until I took this class," she said. "I really like it. It's a more personal approach to taking photographs. It's more meaningful when you're taking the time to develop a photograph in the darkroom."

One of the photographs on display was shot on Elmwood Avenue by sophomore Addison Holcomb.

"There was something about the natural progression of the hill on Elmwood that struck me," she said.

"It was something I wanted to try to capture with a photograph."

Photography is fun because the result is always uncertain, Holcomb said.

"I just like to try something and see how it turns out," she said.

Sophomore Janey Coplan chose a closeup of a bicycle wheel as a subject for one of her photographs.

"All of the detail that's in a simple bicycle wheel caught my eye -- the spokes and all of the components," she said. "A wheel's a lot more complex when you really take a look at it."

The student photography can be viewed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at Berkshire Hathaway.

afroman@thisweeknews.com

@ThisWeekAfroman