Assignment: Light and Form
Assignment: Light and Form

Photography I
St. Lawrence University
Silver Gelatin Print
8"x10"
2016

In thinking about light and how it affects the overall way we might interpret an image, a pre-med student photographs the body under natural lighting with connections to medical terms found in her textbook in order to question the sterile images of the body she is accustomed to viewing.

Assignment: Extended Observation
Assignment: Extended Observation

Photography I
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Pigment Inkjet Print
6"x9"
2017

Students are tasked with returning to the same location multiple times and at varying times of day to perform an exercise of deep looking and observation. Artist references were Uta Barth, Minor White, and Aaron Siskind.

Assignment: Documentary and Street Photography (Photographic Truth)
Assignment: Documentary and Street Photography (Photographic Truth)

Photography I
St. Lawrence University
Silver Gelatin Print
8"x10"
2016

Looking at the work of Garry Winogrand and other street photographers, students are tasked with attempting to be in the right place at the right time. During the project a larger conversation is built around how the photograph can be used to document the world around us in both truthful and fictive ways.

Assignment: Constructed Images
Assignment: Constructed Images

Photography I
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Pigment Inkjet Print
6"x9"
2017

A student explores the way reality is often skewed during dreams with traces of the familiar mixed with slight confusion. Several works by surrealist filmmaker, Luis Buñuel were referenced throughout this body of work.

Assignment: Constructed Images and Sculptural Photographs
Assignment: Constructed Images and Sculptural Photographs

Introduction to Photography
Murray State University
Pigment Inkjet Print
6"x9"
2014

This student chose to photograph outdoor locations and then pick up objects that she found in the immediate vicinity. The images were then printed and then objects laid on top of the prints to then be re-photographed.

Assignment: Constructed Images and Sculptural Photographs
Assignment: Constructed Images and Sculptural Photographs

Beginning Digital Photography
The University of Iowa
Pigment Inkjet Prints, Plexiglas, Stone
Variable Dimensions
2012

Using images printed on a transparent material and then mounted to Plexiglas, this student created a multi-layered self-portrait.

Assignment: Digital Negatives and Photo Collage
Assignment: Digital Negatives and Photo Collage

Photography I
St. Lawrence University
Silver Gelatin Print from Digital Negatives, Thread
10"x8"
2015

By digitally scanning both negatives shot by the student and x-rays of her own back, this student made a series of images addressing her lifelong struggle with severe scoliosis. The images were built digitally in Photoshop using the scanned film and then printed on Pictorico to allow for darkroom printing. The print was then sewn into with red thread.

Assignment: Interpretations of the Self-Portrait
Assignment: Interpretations of the Self-Portrait

Photography II
St. Lawrence University
Pigment Inkjet Print
16"x24"
2016

With college fostering the transition from adolescence to adulthood, this student made a series of self-portraits showing her struggle to do the everyday tasks she is now responsible for. Artist references were Lucy Levene and Samuel Fosso.

Assignment: Photography in the Lighting Studio
Assignment: Photography in the Lighting Studio

Photography II
St. Lawrence University
Pigment Inkjet Print
16"x20"
2016

Tasked with working in the lighting studio, this student made a series of portraits that looked at the familiar posture and facial expression that many people take on when staring at their cellphones.

Assignment: Self-Directed Project "Moscow Kitchens"
Assignment: Self-Directed Project "Moscow Kitchens"

Advanced Photography
Murray State University
Pigment Inkjet Print
24"x16"
2014

A student travelled to Russia over the summer, staying with family who lived in a Soviet style communal apartment. Noticing the multiplicity of objects that could be found in the communal kitchens, this student photographed these objects and their shared but separate relationship with each other. This project was completed during an independent study and concluded with an exhibition of the work.

Assignment: 4x5 Group Projects
Assignment: 4x5 Group Projects

Advanced Photography
Murray State University
Pigment Inkjet Print
20"x16"
2015

Students were separated into groups of four in order to create projects shot in 4x5 of their own design.

In-Class Workshop on Alternative Processes
In-Class Workshop on Alternative Processes

Advanced Photography
Murray State University
Cyanotype
8"x12"
2015

As part of the visiting artist program, I have been able to invite artists to come in and then co-teach a variety of alternative processes that are not regularly covered within the program. This is an opportunity for the students to experiment, learn new processes, and also work alongside another photographer.

In-Class Workshop on Alternative Processes
In-Class Workshop on Alternative Processes

Advanced Photography
Murray State University
Wet-Plate Collodion Tintype
5"x4"
2014

Assignment Parameters: One Location, Repeated Shots, No Dialogue, Digitally Built Soundtrack

"Exit to Stairwell"
New York State Summer School of the Arts: Media Art
SUNY Oswego
16mm Film Finished Digitally
Total Running Time: 1:41 min
2014

Following an introduction to non-linear and linear experimental shorts, students were asked to create their own shorts under a set of given parameters.

Assignment: Performance and Video Art

"Tension"
Introduction to Video Art
Murray State University
Digital Video
Total Running Time: 1:44 min
2015

Using the body as means of expression and communication, students were asked to conceptualize a project that could be performed by themselves or others. Artist references were Bas Jan Ader, Bruce Nauman, Ana Mendieta, and Martha Rosler.

Assignment: Color Theory and the Moving Image

"A Glimpse Into A Wandering Mind"
Two Dimensional Design
Murray State University
16mm Hand-Painted Film
Total Running Time: 1:12 min
2014
https://vimeo.com/184079726

As part of the foundations program. Students are introduced to Albers’ Interaction of Color and other color theory texts. For this assignment, students must take their color theory knowledge and translate it into a moving image through hand-painted films.

Assignment: Film Destroy - Found Footage Films

"Radio Bikini"
Collaborative project made between a sound art and experimental filmmaking class
Spliced and Bleached 16mm Film Transferred to Digital Video
Clip Total Running Time: 1:33
Total Running Time: 7:17
full film can be found at https://vimeo.com/108682117
2014

A collaborative film made between students studying sound art and experimental filmmaking. They took a nuclear testing propaganda film about the Bikini Atoll testing site and altered it through hand-painting, bleaching, and sound mixing. In the end, the students work twisted the film’s original intention.

boy in chair.jpg
Assignment: Photographs with Purpose (Political/Social/Economic)
Assignment: Photographs with Purpose (Political/Social/Economic)

Photography II
St. Lawrence University
Pigment Inkjet Print
16"x16"
2016

While working on their senior thesis research about food deserts, this double major in sociology and studio art chose to explore the length at which food could be purchased for $1. The project consisted of a large grid of images where food is presented, packaging removed, and each image contains $1 worth of food.

Assignment: Light and Form
Assignment: Extended Observation
Assignment: Documentary and Street Photography (Photographic Truth)
Assignment: Constructed Images
Assignment: Constructed Images and Sculptural Photographs
Assignment: Constructed Images and Sculptural Photographs
Assignment: Digital Negatives and Photo Collage
Assignment: Interpretations of the Self-Portrait
Assignment: Photography in the Lighting Studio
Assignment: Self-Directed Project "Moscow Kitchens"
Assignment: 4x5 Group Projects
In-Class Workshop on Alternative Processes
In-Class Workshop on Alternative Processes
Assignment Parameters: One Location, Repeated Shots, No Dialogue, Digitally Built Soundtrack
Assignment: Performance and Video Art
Assignment: Color Theory and the Moving Image
Assignment: Film Destroy - Found Footage Films
boy in chair.jpg
Assignment: Photographs with Purpose (Political/Social/Economic)
Assignment: Light and Form

Photography I
St. Lawrence University
Silver Gelatin Print
8"x10"
2016

In thinking about light and how it affects the overall way we might interpret an image, a pre-med student photographs the body under natural lighting with connections to medical terms found in her textbook in order to question the sterile images of the body she is accustomed to viewing.

Assignment: Extended Observation

Photography I
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Pigment Inkjet Print
6"x9"
2017

Students are tasked with returning to the same location multiple times and at varying times of day to perform an exercise of deep looking and observation. Artist references were Uta Barth, Minor White, and Aaron Siskind.

Assignment: Documentary and Street Photography (Photographic Truth)

Photography I
St. Lawrence University
Silver Gelatin Print
8"x10"
2016

Looking at the work of Garry Winogrand and other street photographers, students are tasked with attempting to be in the right place at the right time. During the project a larger conversation is built around how the photograph can be used to document the world around us in both truthful and fictive ways.

Assignment: Constructed Images

Photography I
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Pigment Inkjet Print
6"x9"
2017

A student explores the way reality is often skewed during dreams with traces of the familiar mixed with slight confusion. Several works by surrealist filmmaker, Luis Buñuel were referenced throughout this body of work.

Assignment: Constructed Images and Sculptural Photographs

Introduction to Photography
Murray State University
Pigment Inkjet Print
6"x9"
2014

This student chose to photograph outdoor locations and then pick up objects that she found in the immediate vicinity. The images were then printed and then objects laid on top of the prints to then be re-photographed.

Assignment: Constructed Images and Sculptural Photographs

Beginning Digital Photography
The University of Iowa
Pigment Inkjet Prints, Plexiglas, Stone
Variable Dimensions
2012

Using images printed on a transparent material and then mounted to Plexiglas, this student created a multi-layered self-portrait.

Assignment: Digital Negatives and Photo Collage

Photography I
St. Lawrence University
Silver Gelatin Print from Digital Negatives, Thread
10"x8"
2015

By digitally scanning both negatives shot by the student and x-rays of her own back, this student made a series of images addressing her lifelong struggle with severe scoliosis. The images were built digitally in Photoshop using the scanned film and then printed on Pictorico to allow for darkroom printing. The print was then sewn into with red thread.

Assignment: Interpretations of the Self-Portrait

Photography II
St. Lawrence University
Pigment Inkjet Print
16"x24"
2016

With college fostering the transition from adolescence to adulthood, this student made a series of self-portraits showing her struggle to do the everyday tasks she is now responsible for. Artist references were Lucy Levene and Samuel Fosso.

Assignment: Photography in the Lighting Studio

Photography II
St. Lawrence University
Pigment Inkjet Print
16"x20"
2016

Tasked with working in the lighting studio, this student made a series of portraits that looked at the familiar posture and facial expression that many people take on when staring at their cellphones.

Assignment: Self-Directed Project "Moscow Kitchens"

Advanced Photography
Murray State University
Pigment Inkjet Print
24"x16"
2014

A student travelled to Russia over the summer, staying with family who lived in a Soviet style communal apartment. Noticing the multiplicity of objects that could be found in the communal kitchens, this student photographed these objects and their shared but separate relationship with each other. This project was completed during an independent study and concluded with an exhibition of the work.

Assignment: 4x5 Group Projects

Advanced Photography
Murray State University
Pigment Inkjet Print
20"x16"
2015

Students were separated into groups of four in order to create projects shot in 4x5 of their own design.

In-Class Workshop on Alternative Processes

Advanced Photography
Murray State University
Cyanotype
8"x12"
2015

As part of the visiting artist program, I have been able to invite artists to come in and then co-teach a variety of alternative processes that are not regularly covered within the program. This is an opportunity for the students to experiment, learn new processes, and also work alongside another photographer.

In-Class Workshop on Alternative Processes

Advanced Photography
Murray State University
Wet-Plate Collodion Tintype
5"x4"
2014

Assignment Parameters: One Location, Repeated Shots, No Dialogue, Digitally Built Soundtrack

"Exit to Stairwell"
New York State Summer School of the Arts: Media Art
SUNY Oswego
16mm Film Finished Digitally
Total Running Time: 1:41 min
2014

Following an introduction to non-linear and linear experimental shorts, students were asked to create their own shorts under a set of given parameters.

Assignment: Performance and Video Art

"Tension"
Introduction to Video Art
Murray State University
Digital Video
Total Running Time: 1:44 min
2015

Using the body as means of expression and communication, students were asked to conceptualize a project that could be performed by themselves or others. Artist references were Bas Jan Ader, Bruce Nauman, Ana Mendieta, and Martha Rosler.

Assignment: Color Theory and the Moving Image

"A Glimpse Into A Wandering Mind"
Two Dimensional Design
Murray State University
16mm Hand-Painted Film
Total Running Time: 1:12 min
2014
https://vimeo.com/184079726

As part of the foundations program. Students are introduced to Albers’ Interaction of Color and other color theory texts. For this assignment, students must take their color theory knowledge and translate it into a moving image through hand-painted films.

Assignment: Film Destroy - Found Footage Films

"Radio Bikini"
Collaborative project made between a sound art and experimental filmmaking class
Spliced and Bleached 16mm Film Transferred to Digital Video
Clip Total Running Time: 1:33
Total Running Time: 7:17
full film can be found at https://vimeo.com/108682117
2014