Posts Tagged ‘photo minor’

The People Who Inspire

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

And, so, it begins. I have officially launched my second photography project, The People Who Inspire. Throughout the journey, my goal is to dive deeper into the world of portrait photography and continue building upon my skills as a photographer. The vision I have involves morphing my passion for music/performance photography and portrait photography in a new way. I will be photographing people who have inspired me, mainly, but also those who I have seen inspire the world. There are several individuals who have agreed to work with me, they work as actors, fitness instructors, musicians, and beyond. I am planning to include a project page on my website that will be accessible to all. My hope is that The People Who Inspire will help spread the importance of following your passions and the importance of recognizing the individuality in those around us. Every human soul has something beautiful to contribute to the world, and we can all learn something from those around us if we are willing to open our minds to who they are.

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I’m Going to Miss You, Sofar

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

My involvement with Sofar Sounds London will most definitely be one of my greatest memories of my time living in the UK. Sofar has become a family to me. We are a community of people who have come together with our shared passion for music, in order to bring brilliant, live music to the rest of the world. There is something truly special about music, the way it moves the world. The memories of the music and people I have met will forever have a special place in my heart. Through becoming involved, I have also been able to expand my knowledge of and skills in concert photography. I’ve made some great connections with artists and other photographers. Sofar has touched my soul immensely and has inspired my next photography project. Similarly to my project while at CSS, The Human Expression, I will be diving deeper into the world of portrait photography. This project, however, will involve focusing on capturing individuals who have inspired me as a fellow human being, someone who has left me with a feeling, passion, or motivation I will embrace as I move forward in life. Thus far, I have three shoots to sort, and I cannot wait to begin. Thank you, Sofar Sounds, for being you. I am grateful for our global music community. And, I will forever feel a part of the team.

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Thanks for Sharing, Elton

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Today, I visited the Tate Modern for the first time. It is the bee’s knees, opened by the queen sixteen years ago and sharing art and photography with the global community ever since. There are plenty of exhibits there to view for free, but I made the trip across the River Thames specifically for a special photography exhibition. I paid just thirteen quid to visit The Radical Eye, a sample of photographs from the Elton John’s vast collection that lives upon the walls of his Atlanta home. The images themselves were the originals, the actual photographs framed and owned by the Elton John. I could not contain my awe. Not only did I have the chance to view some original prints, contacts, and works by world photographers, I also was in the presence of frames and images that normally live in the home of Elton John.

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My New Friend Michael Brown

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

I met my new friend, Michael Brown, in Brighton, UK. He owns a small vintage-retro clothing store on Church Street. If I might say so myself, it is the cutest thing around. The name is Ivy’s, and it has been open for over a century. I walked up to the door and saw an array of clothing and things standing alone outside the door. I’m a sucker for vintage shops, so I decided I had to check it out. As soon as I showed interest in the store, a little old man came to the front and invited me in to have a look around. I saw piles of old shoes, cameras, bits, and bobs. I saw racks of vintage coats and jackets. I saw old photographs, low-light, and a bit of mess. And, I felt the chilly air blowing in from the outside.

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The Outcome

Monday, November 21st, 2016

I am so incredibly pleased with the results of my portrait shoot with England-native musician, FØNX. I learned so much from him and through our process. This past summer, to complete my photography minor requirements, I completed an Independent Study in Photography. I cannot begin to describe the amount of knowledge and skills I gained from just several, simple shoots. Slowly, but surely, I have become more-and-more confident in capturing the true sense of an person. There is much more to learn in photography, portraits specifically, but for now I will be proud. I am proud of the outcome in this shoot. Even he was pleased with the photos. I couldn’t ask for anything more. Although, I will keep expanding my set of photography skills which I obtained while studying at The College of St. Scholastica.

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