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Education

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography

 

 

Personal Statement

The adventures that I have experienced have developed me into an optimistic, empathetic and cheerful person. I believe that happiness is a crucial part of living a successful life, and I have found that my joy and laughter flow quite easily from myself and onto others. I am extremely flexible and adjust easily in any situation, finding comfort in the unknown. I am happiest when given the opportunity to work with new people, and I strive to help humanity in any way that I can. 

 

 

Program and Product Knowledge

Part 107 Licensed, Canon professional products including 5D Mark ii and L lenses, DJI Mavic Drone, black and white and color film scanning and processing, Adobe Suite programs such as Photoshop and inDesign, I am familiar with both Mac and Windows computers, basic HTML, along with Microsoft programs such as Word and Excel.

 

 

Work Experience

      Real Estate Photographer & Virtual Reality Specialist - January 2018 - Current

      Walkthrough - Denver, CO​

      Photograph & create 3D models of homes for Virtual Reality tours

      Meet Homeowners when necessary and provide trustworthy and efficient service. 

       

      SXSW Photo Crew March 2018- Present

       South By Southwest Music, Film, Interactive & Education Festival - Austin, TX

       As a part of the photo crew I am assigned for various events  throughout the 2 week festival - I have shot                          everything from art installations, yoga classes, astronauts, film makers, celebrities, massive crowds, intimate                  shows, and everything in between.

       Product Photographer - July 2018 - March 2019       

       Bernard Watch Co. - Austin, TX​​​

        Lead PhotographerJuly 2017 - Nov 2017        

        Everything But The House - Austin, TX

        Capture, edit and publish professional, compelling, true representations of auction items that drove customer               interest on the EBTH.com

        Form trusting relationships with each home owner ensuring the highest standard of work ethic in their home.

    

  

        Chief Photographer, Graphic Designer & Sales AssociateAug 2015 - July 2016

        Wrights Indian Art Gallery - Albuquerque, NM

        Capture true representations of high end Native American art for web and print including but not limited to;                   paintings, rugs, fine jewelry, masks, musical instruments, and sculpture.

        Execute perfect color correction techniques and shooting methods.

        Maintain online store for clients around the world. 

        Created ads for publication in local and national magazines. 

        Interact with customers on a daily basis while having knowledge of various Native American art pieces.

        

        Documentary Photographer - Aug 2013 - May 2015

        Brooklyn Museum - Brooklyn,NY

        Attend weekly museum events and activities while documenting people in each of the gallery spaces.

        Thrive in hectic situations with low light & interact with patrons making them feel comfortable in front of the                  camera.

        Edit & maintain database of various types of photographs including documentary and studio work.

        Photograph historical art artifacts dating back thousands of years for Museum archives.

        Scan historical negatives and ensure perfection.

        Images served as material for the Museums printed and web publications, and were also published on occasion           in the New York Times and Forbes. 

 

              Volunteer Work            

 

       Operation Smile                                                                              

        For the past 12 years, I have been deeply involved in this organization. Operation Smile strives to change the lives         of those born with facial deformities around the world by providing them with free reconstructive surgeries.                   Alongside my peers, I have helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for patients receiving these surgeries         around the world. I now hold a permanent position as a Patient Imaging Technician, and attend international                 medical missions about 2 times a year.                               

        

        Patient Imaging Technician & Volunteer - Aug 2005 - Present

        Operation Smile - Virginia Beach, VA

        Capture and organize standardized technical medical images from all of our patients during screening, surgery,             one week, and extended post ops (six months, one year follow-ups) using the guidelines and protocol maintained         by the organization. 

 

Shows

 

SVA Senior Photography Show, "TBA". New York, NY.  April 20 - May 14, 2015

SVA Senior Photography Show, "Fruit Salad". New York, NY.  April 20 - May 14, 2015

SVA Fine Arts Solo Silkscreen Show. New York, NY.  April 2014

The Body Show. Brooklyn, NY. February 2014

Broadway Gallery February Global Projects . New York, NY. February 2014

Greenpoint Gallery's First Fall Salon Show. Brooklyn, NY. September 2013

 

 

 

Print Publications

Visual Opinion- Graduation Issue. School of Visual Arts magazine. May, 2015.

SXSW  - Published both online and in print

Visual Opinion- Imaginary Lines. School of Visual Arts magazine. March, 2015.

Henry Street Settlement 2015-2016 Calendar. 

Various Brooklyn Museum publications on the web and in print.

New Mexico Magazine - Various Ads 2015 - Present

Native Peoples Magazine - Various Ads 2015 -2016

Albuquerque Theatre Guild - Various Ads 2015

Albuquerque The Magazine - Various Ads for Wright's Indian Art & Lilly Barrack. 2015 - Present

Various Billboards in Albuquerque, NM for Lilly Barrack. 2016

 

 

Web Publications

Brooklyn Museum, brooklynmuseum.com, Various Ads. September, 2013 - Present.

 

Henry Street Settlement, www.henrystreet.org, Various Ads. September 2013 - Present.

 

The New York Times, nytimes.com, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/13/arts/spare-times-for-children-listings-for-nov-13-19.html?_r=0 , November 12, 2015.

 

Forbes, http://www.forbes.com/sites/lynndouglass/2013/11/15/lena-dunham-and-her-mom-win-artsaward-together/#6ce7868b5bfb , November 15, 2013.

 

AM New York,

http://www.amny.com/lifestyle/on-the-kids-lit-scene-with-the-children-s-book-fair-1.9600554 , November 15, 2014.

 

 

Awards

 

The School of Visual Arts Rhodes Family Award for Outstanding Achievement in Photography, 2015

The Rhodes Family Award for Outstanding Students is given annually to Bachelors degree candidates who, in the opinion of the faculty and department chair, express qualities of excellence that call for special recognition.

 

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