Saturday, May 24, 2008


I am a RIT Graduate with a BFA in Photographic Illustration: Advertising Photography, with a minor in Business Marketing and Concentration in Communications.

College is over! (Unless of course I decide to go back and learn more, but that isn't a current plan of mine) Every year of my life that I can remember has been made up of school, with breaks in the summer and winter, it's an incredibly strange thought that that's over. I'm so excited about what's up next. I plan to move to NYC and start on my path to shooting professionally. It'll be an adventure. And as cheesy and cliche as it sounds, just because I'm done with school and formal education, doesn't mean I'm done learning. Especially with the field of photography, school is just my starting point.

At least now I have a paper saying I know what I'm doing!

Friday, May 16, 2008


Tonight was the reception at Gallery R in Rochester for Signatures Magazine. Regretfully I was unable to attend the reception but I did get a copy of the Signatures publication for this year, which is in the form of four small books held together in a sleeve. I had submitted a photograph for the magazine, which was published in one of the books. The photo is of Lianna Fowler, a model I photographed in London.

Honors Show

"On May 16, 2008 the Annual SPAS Honor Show recognizing the work of students in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences opened in the SPAS Photo gallery on the 3rd floor of the Gannett Building."

One of my images from my Metallic Beauty Series was chosen for the honors show and displayed near its entrance. After the show is displayed in the gallery it'll be used in exhibits for RIT throughout the year for RITs School of Imaging Arts and Sciences, specifically for photography.

Images from the gallery opening at RIT can be seen here: 2008 SPAS Honor Show Exhibition and Reception

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


I have recently wanted to photograph a different subject, just to add some variety. I wanted to experiment with a less styled and grittier looking images and I was inspired by the boxing profession. Today I went to RocBoxing, a local boxing gym, with a Q Flash, stand and camera. Everyone was so welcoming. I was able to shoot a couple of the boxers there, one of them was even from the junior levels.

I really would like to continue with this. I'll be graduating soon and leaving Rochester, but I'd like to find another gym and actually have time to form more a repore and comfort level with the athletes training there.

The images from this shoot are in my Portrait section until I can make a larger project from it.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Catch Him If You Can

Photo shoot with Yuri today.

In old time black and white films when the cops chased criminals they used multiple spotlights to find the thief in the dark. We did an editorial shoot experimenting with this idea. The spot lights were the lighting source and we arranged them in a variety of ways. One of the shots I liked most has three lights searching for him along a plain wall, the bottom light only catching his foot in the air as he runs away. I'll be pairing this shot with a close up on his face, lit by another harsh spot.

Photos can be found in the Editorial section of my site.

Saturday, May 3, 2008


RIT hosts its first ever Imagine RIT: Innovation Festival, intended as an annual event. Creative works from each college on campus as well as clubs were highlighted in displays, demonstrations and experiments. I photographed the event and edited my photos, as well as those of other ETC photographers, on location for a slide show presentation in the field house, the center of the Innovation Festival, while it was happening.

In the College of Imagine Arts and Sciences, my fashion and product work was displayed in a large case. I received a lot of positive feedback from the showing of my work!