In swiftly approaching the end of my college experience in the BFA Photo Department at SVA I wanted to share some of my finals. I spent the last five months of my senior year between four classes - one that I was specifically excited about taking; Picture Consequences. The class took into consideration the rise of the internet as the primary platform for “reading” and disseminating photographs. We posted each week to a blog in response to either the photograph/video below us or the catalyst image posted by our professors Joseph Maida and Katie Murray. Our identity was hidden, instead we posted with numbers, and in the last week our numbers were revealed (in a very reality tv/game show way). In the reveal we finally had to take responsibility for the additions to this photographic conversation we have been anonymously having for five months. We had to do something with our additions to the blog that referenced the platform we were working on, the internet. This was my final image.. I’ve been wanting to create vertical, lengthy prints of entire blog posts for a while now and this allowed me to combine more personal imagery with a very public way of viewing images. You can check out the class blog here, I am #19 :)
A while ago I posted about directing, shooting and editing my first official music video for Old Money and Lamin Fofona. This collaboration was released recently via Dutty Artz, to see more click this previous post of the shoot behind their album art!
This is my darling Melinda… she attended SVA with me in the yester years, so having her pose for me the other day was a walk down the memory lanes of freshmen fridays spent on the river and stories of sexcapades. Video coming soon… ;)
Tone is doing these short interviews for the behind the scenes of Live at the Loft, a live music show in Hoboken that I’m involved in. The interview, like any time spent with the (newly nicknamed) Godfather, was a warming experience - I repeated the word family maybe about 20x; there really is no other word to describe the team. My interview was the second installation in this series he’s titling “RESYNC” and came out this past week, stay tuned for the rest of the team.
Jesse came over the other day for a quick shoot, this is my favorite portrait from the bunch as well as my favorite still life that I’ve started becoming really interested in - mixing my subjects’ props in with my own. This photo shows his amazing hand carved pipe that he got in Africa.