2014 - This project was a long and tiring one. It took over a month to finally perfect the process and even then there were a whole series of problems that got into the way. Using two cameras I ended up with several 3x4 photographs on tin and one 8x10.
GENDER BASED STUDIES
2015 - Two sets of images that depict themes revolving around western perceptions of masculinity and femininity within the depictions created in the diptych series. The sequence photographs depicting a blow up doll and male model on a disturbing date at the park were created in the mindset of what some males perceive women as and a visual representation of how they are treated.
2014 - The cyanotype process ended up being one of my favorites from my Fall 2014 semester. I ended up creating one series of 7 pieces centered around a theme of child abuse awareness. I also did a test print on fabric of Kim Kardashian crying as part of my constant examination of media messages.
LUMENPRINT & ANTHROTYPE PROCESSES
2014 - One of the most interesting processes I discovered in my Fall 2014 semester was the Lumen print and Anthrotype processes. For Anthrotypes, you have to coat a sheet of paper in a designated liquid then set in the sunlight with a negative over the surface inside of a contact printer in order to have the image burn to the surface. For the two below (the purple toned prints) I coated them in a passionfruit tea and let them set out for five weeks. For the Lumen prints I ended up letting them sit under a silkscreen light unit for 30 minutes on standard Kodak 8.5x11 light sensitive photographic paper.
ASSORTED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
2012 - Present. Examples of my digital work including class projects, events and freelance creative work. My work in this section is varied in many ways depending on what was either the assignment or done as a study to try something new.
2012 - Present A Showcase of previous works, the newest appearing first.
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