WHERE DO YOU CURRENTLY CALL HOME TODAY?
Brooklyn, New York
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR CURRENT PRACTICE?
Photographer, Visual Artist
WHO AND/OR WHAT INSPIRE YOU IN YOUR WORK?
My inspiration comes from a variety of sources such as sound art, dominant facial features, light, color, counter contemporary culture, international culture, science fiction, raw emotive states, cinema, video clips, contemporary art and technological evolutions.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT?
This question is difficult as almost every experience within this past year has been monumental and exciting. But overall, right now feels like the most memorable period of my career, for it is just the beginning of an unknown journey ahead.
HOW DO YOU EARN YOUR LIVING?
I currently work full time managing the art department at Ford Models. Aside from my day job, I freelance doing various projects such as retouching, DP work, video editing, production assisting, directing, and photographing for various commercial and editorial clients.
DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE AT PARSONS
My experience at Parsons will forever impact my artistic development and perception of the world.
WHAT IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT THING YOU LEARNED AT THE PARSONS?
Parsons, as I’ve learned post-graduation, excelled at maintaining a contemporary, forward thinking environment and provided accomplished professionals as our professors whom guided us to further evolve into independent artistic intellects ourselves.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS, ABOUT THEIR TIME IN THE PROGRAM OR THEIR CAREERS?
I advise students to get involved in their visual interests outside of school and to consider homework a challenge to experiment, push boundaries, and initiate personal discoveries within their medium. I advise to take advantaged of the wide range of courses that are available. Even if a course doesn’t pertain directly to your major, I encourage students to explore their readily available education. Now I realize every course I took provided subconscious forms of inspiration, which I grew accustomed to implement throughout creative processes.
LOOKING BACK WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO THE STUDENTS JUST ABOUT TO GRADUATE OR OUR VERY RECENT GRADUATES?