School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography
Cumulative GPA: 3.65
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
Canon professional products including 5D Mark ii and L lenses, photo studio equipment and lighting, 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.
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 - Present
Bernard Watch Co. - Austin, TX
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.
Lead Photographer - July 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 Associate - Aug 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.
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.
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
Greenpoint Gallery's First Fall Salon Show. Brooklyn, NY. September 2013
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
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,
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.
Featured as one of the top Austin photographers!