We went to Yellowstone and Tetons back in Aug. In addition to some regular landscapes, I tried something new by using the IR camera for some photos.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
So after 3.5 years at AAU, I finally finished my dream and earned my MFA in Photography. It was a challenging program, but I stuck to it and got it done. And with a lot of success. Not only did I have photos selected for shows over the last 2 years, but I was recognized by the school with a Director's Choice for one of my photos at the AAU 2021 Spring Show (https://springshow.academyart.edu/schools/photography). I also was selected as a finalist for my portfolio. That meant I had the chance to meet with industry reviewers and get feedback. What a great experience.
One thing that I learned is that I really stepped outside my comfort zone. Combining the drone with self-portraiture is a new use for the technology. Now to figure out how to capitalize on that. It was suggested that I write. Maybe I'll start that now, with this blog.
I am going to start experimenting and making art again. Let the photos come and see if a story comes out. I will still shoot with intent and make sure there is emotion in the photos. I have some concepts that I am loosely playing with right now as well. My goal is to try to shoot a few times a week. Create art, don't hold back.
I found my IR camera again, and after getting new batteries, since I left the old one die completely, I am starting to use it again. In addition, I am using my Holga lens. Today, I wanted to see the world from a vantage point that I don't use often...
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
I have completed my portfolio for my MFA from Academy of Art University. Here's a video of the portfolio. I printed the photos on Epson Legacy Platine paper. The photos are 12"x18". The portfolio box was designed in collaboration with Scott Mullenberg at Mullenberg Designs. I handmade the take-away books, which include the artist statement. Overall, I'm very satisfied with the way this turned out. It's been a long 3.5 years of working toward this degree and dream.
Here's a link to the actual photos on my website. te-nac-i-ty
Saturday, November 7, 2020
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