The Pink Panther, The Plex, Hotel California, Gains Palace, The Fortress, Frat Castle, The Frateau, The Gent, The Empire, The Igloo. These are the names given to the houses that now hold the proud members of Arizona State University’s Fraternities. They reside in places like master-leased apartment complexes, a former motel, and multiple houses that border the Tempe campus, housing anywhere from four to forty-five members. These thirteen brotherhoods that hold approximately 100 members each is testing the steadfast persistency of groups of men living an infamously crazy lifestyle. I have come to notice that there is a certain side of this lifestyle most do not witness. Specifically, the party aftermath the men wake up to, also known as the ‘Greek ruins’, the complexity of college men and their path of transition into manhood, and a ruthless adaptive quality the men obtain in order to make their college experience one to remember. I find that in the more quiet and mundane moments are when the human aspect of these places really come to light. The way the figures lay in the arms of the interiors challenge my question of whether these places have been defined as a kind of home to these men, or if these places have just been subdued to another ruin along the path of the fraternity man’s existence. I think it’s safe to say the fraternities of Arizona State are showing these residences a type of living their developers never thought they would endure.

Robin Sendele

About Robin Sendele

Robin Sendele likes to think of herself as three different people. There is the crazy fun party girl Robin, the deep-thinking fine art photographer Robin, and the travel blogger-type Robin. She expresses these different sides of herself in social media and photographic project aspects as a representations, rather than extensions, of her personality. With her degree in Art Photography, she has acquired the techniques and skills required to connect the interests of her viewers to the interests of her subject in question. Although there are various contradicting sides of Robin, she finds that community is the largest influencing factor that brings them all together. Her motivation and progression in life seems to be one large collaborative effort that ranges all the way from friends and family to masses like the internet. She is confident in her talents and that the way she traces and translates the world is one that others can connect and interact with in a different, but positive and thought provoking light.