After more than 20 years in the NYC photo world as a Photo Editor, Director of Photography & Art Buying and a photographer, I wanted to circle around to what I originally set out to do when I went to grad school – teach! I couldn’t have landed in a better place – the program in Advertising Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology.
It’s the start of my second year, and R.I.T’s first year on the semester system. A bit like Groundhog Day except that I have a slightly better idea of what I’m doing this time around. But new systems, new schedules and contact hours made it feel a bit like it did last year, a little new and strange…
As I settle in (happily! the semester thing takes a bit of tweaking but is decidedly the far better way to operate) I wanted to showcase of the work of the super talented & hard working students that I get to work with. They will be the shooters, producers, stylists, art directors and things we haven’t even thought of … of the future. Turning my blog over to the work we do together seemed like the obvious way to go.
This semester I’m teaching two courses – On Location Lighting & Food Photography – two of my favorite things.
Part of teaching is continuing to grow and push oneself as an artist. I’m really enjoying the opportunity to play more in my work. Many thanks to PDN for choosing this photograph as one of its 2013 Objects of Desire images…