Competitive Scholarships 2014

  • Seeing
    "Seeing" is an exploration of blindness. As an artist I consider sight to be the most important of my senses and one of my biggest fears is going blind. In these photographs I've explored my personal ideas of what it would be like to go blind and the effect it would have on my psyche. The photographs are based on my preconcieved notions of blindness and more loosely based on stories my mother has told me, having been legally blind herself. Each photograph is a mixture of story and dream. The high contrast is intentional and meant to be reminiscent of my fear and evoke a dream-like, surreal aura.
  • Untitled Self Portrait
    8 x 10
    Silver Gelatin Print
    2013
  • Sense
    11 x 17 
    Silver Gelatin Print
    2013
  • Fog
    11 x 17 
    Silver Gelatin Print
    2013
  • Shadows
    11 x 17 
    Silver Gelatin Print
    2013
  • Mom 
    11 x 17 
    Silver Gelatin Print
    2013
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    You
     I believe that people have the tendency to allow personal bias to impact how they percieve the world. You is conceived from  the idea that we often allow our prejudice to affect our perception of others and their intentions. The mask is representative of my allowing my perception of reality to shield the true motiovations of others
  •  8.5 x 11
    Digital Photograph
    2013
  • 8.5 x 11
    Digital Photograph
    2013
  • 8.5 x 11
    Digital Photograph
    2013
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    Out of My System 
    The purpose of this piece was to release my anxieties through writing and photography.The ten writings in this series were done diaristically with some excerpts intentionally hidden; the images strategically placed in order to hide my more private thoughts. In the past I've been hesitant to work on personal pieces or do self portraits, never wanting to draw attention to myself or let others know how I really feel. I made this series to combat my misgivings
     
    This series is a release
  • Entry 2
    8 x 10
    Silver Gelatin Print, Ballpoint Pen
    2013
  • Entry 4
    8 x 10
    Silver Gelatin Print, Ballpoint Pen
    2013