Thursday, September 23, 2021

Some New Photos

 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

Breaking out of a Rut

 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 (  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