WHERE ARE YOU FROM ORIGINALLY
WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO THE BFA PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM AT PARSONS AND HOW’S IT GOING SO FAR?
I wanted to study in New York City. I was initially impressed with the program at Parsons because, in addition to having the privilege to study with such an impressive roster of art professors, I would have the freedom to take courses at the other New School universities. It’s a total dream school, and it’s going well!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CLASS AND WHY?
Any class taught by Jill Enfield or Martha Burgess. They’re tremendous professors and they’ve been such influential people in my life. I’ve also loved all of my Art History courses, particularly one called “Women in Art from the Renaissance to Present”.
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY?
I kept seeing these really great Tim Walker spreads in Harper’s Bazaar when I was a Junior in high school (and ironically I haven’t taken a single fashion photo at Parsons). I asked for a camera for my (17th) birthday that year. After a summer class at this wonderful place called Maine Media Workshops and some black&white darkroom training with a mentor in New Jersey named Markam Keith Adams, I fell completely in love with photography.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN TEN YEARS? WHAT ARE YOUR PRIMARY GOALS?
I plan to go to graduate school for my MA or MFA. I will always make pictures, but my primary goal is to have a career in publishing as a Photo Editor or Photo Director.
WHAT KINDS OF THINGS SPARK YOUR IDEAS?
Everything! I’m always thinking of new projects. I’m kind of a workaholic.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU AS AN ARTIST? AND WHAT ARTISTS HAVE INFLUENCED YOU THE MOST?
My biggest influence has been the work of Adam Fuss. I’ve been working for him for a couple of years now and his pictures constantly inspire me. Other artists I am strongly influenced by are Hiroshi Sugimoto, James Welling, Joan Mitchell, Leonora Carrington and Floris Neusüss.