My Mark Deuce hasn’t left my side since she arrived last week. We haven’t slept together yet; it’s a little early in the relationship to take that kind of step, but she rests peacefully on a sweater that I never wear, right next to the bed (in case I wake up and need her as I did in the previous post). The students in the full-time program have had to get used to this new relationship. I know they’re jealous but they’re learning how to cope. They spent this week in the studio with Ron Aira for their first attempt at portraiture. I took some photographs of the process. These are some of those some.
For those of you interested, we have started a new blog for all things photography related at CDIA here in Georgetown. The layout and design was set up by Erik Uecke, Chris Alvanas and I, and, as it cannot at this point be directly associated with CDIA and BU, we decided upon a more general name. Erik and I will be “blogging” (that word makes me want to puke a little) on a semi-regular basis about the on-goings of our full time class, but it’s also a good spot to stay current on the photography scene here in DC.
Check it out HERE
And just because this is a spot for photos, here’s a shot I took almost two years ago. Florence. Awesome.
The day after my graduation from the photography program at CDIA I found myself in a familiar place in an unfamiliar position. Chris Alvanas, Director of Photography at CDIA, had informed me a few days prior that I would be one of two Teacher’s Assistants for the new full-time photography class. So here it was, 8:30 Monday morning and instead of sitting down to learn, I was standing up in front of 17 new photogs-in-training who expected me to teach. I know…I felt kind of bad for them too.
I’ve really had a great time getting to know the new class. They’re excited, motivated and most importantly, they appreciate a good “that’s what she said.” What more can I ask for?
This week the “newbs” got some serious knowledge dropped on them by Michael Cunningham. I’ve had the good fortune of receiving instruction and working with Michael several times over the past few months and I’m a better photographer and person because of it. The incredible thing about this school is that I get to rub shoulders and grab coffee with smart, creative and successful people on a daily basis. Photographer, Videographer, Graphic Designer…these are people who have similar goals, similar passions and are generally pretty damn cool.
Understanding Light. The Students got a crash course introduction to understanding and working with light this week and here are some shots I took of the process…