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Tuesday
Jul102012

Ruby Project Beginnings

On June 16th, I began teaching the much-anticipated Ruby Project at Photographic Center Northwest alongside John Blalock, Children's Hospital's Artist in Residence. This program was inspired by the work of Ruby Smith, an 18-year old Seattle native who created a beautiful series of black and white photographs showing the world how she experienced life with cancer. Ruby passed away on May 30th as her first solo-show was hung at 4Culture Gallery. Two weeks later, we began The Ruby Project, teaching black and white photography to nine young adults between the ages of 17 and 22, all of whom are cancer survivors or are currently undergoing cancer treatment.

Each student has been given a 35mm camera, black and white film, and the opportunity to tell their stories through photography while developing a community of fellow young adult cancer survivors. The result has been phenomenal, with a group of students that amaze me by the beautiful work they produce and wonderful creative energy they bring to class.

Here is a selection of student work from our first four weeks of the project, which will culminate with a final show at Photographic Center Northwest.

Taylor Bethards

Porter Sale

Ryanne Fender

Connor Bowman

Mary-Elizabeth Sierra Lanham

Ian Sanquist

Click here to support The Ruby Project 

Monday
May212012

Club Photo Studio Day

These are my amazing students learning to work in the studio (while in costume, no less!) More info on my program and the work these teens do here.

Join us at Photo Center Northwest for their end of the year show on June 14th from 5-7 PM.

Sunday
Apr292012

Richard Renaldi Workshop

I was lucky enough to take a two-day workshop on photographing strangers with a favorite photographer of mine over the weekend. Richard Renaldi makes luscious large format portraits of strangers whom he encounters at parks, highway rest stops, and bus stations throughout the country. His work has been a longtime inspiration of mine, and I am thrilled to have gained knowledge of his shooting style. These are the images I made during our workshop in Cal Anderson Park. Three of these were made with my Wista 4x5 view camera, and the last image was made on Richard's beautiful 8x10 camera.

 

 

Charlotte as a Sailor Moon Character

Aurora as a Powerpuff Girl

El Mano

Johnny

 

Tuesday
Jan032012

Lindsay the Sugarist Portrait Shoot

Monday
Jan022012

Annie Van Avery Maternity Shoot