Sunday, August 28, 2011

The darkroom is dark!

This weekend, Jenni and I and our awesome helpers worked on making the darkroom actually dark. We got almost the whole room painted and we raised the walls all the way up to the ceiling. Woo!

This weekend was also my last HCP event as Staff. As excited as I am about the new job, I am definitely going to miss it there.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Beginnings

This week I moved into a studio and into a new job/office. It's been a big week since I've never had a studio or an office.

On Saturday, Jennifer McNichols and I moved into Box 13. We are planning on building a color darkroom, but out first task was to clean up the space. It was kind of a wreck when we got there.

This is going to be the light area. We are planning on a few tables, shelves and 5500K light sources. We'll also hang some of our work.

Just to the left of where the above picture ends, there is a door that leads into this room. This is will the darkroom part. I love the amber bottles on the window sill. :)

I also started at College of the Mainland as an Assistant Professor. Yesterday I poked around the darkroom. The school has a 4x5 camera and a bunch of TRLs. Yay! There is also the Epson scanner and printer that we have at HCP which is awesome. The darkroom is nice, but needs more enlargers. That might be my first goal.

This is the classroom area. There is also a mini darkroom off of this room that only has 2 enlargers in it.

I also spent a lot of time yesterday organizing my office. I'm super excited about the office since I've never had one before. I share the space with Mark Greenwalt who teaches painting and drawing. I look forward to covering my walls with art-y stuff. (If you want to donate to this cause, that would be awesome.)

More to come...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Current events

Two exciting things are happening in the next few weeks. First, Jennifer McNichols ( and I are getting a studio space at Box 13. We are planning on setting up a color darkroom and using the space to shoot and print. It'll be really nice to not have my entire living room consumed by strobes and softboxes.

Also, I've finally landed a full time gig. Starting in two weeks, I will be a tenure track faculty member at College of the Mainland. Very excited! This semester I'll be teaching two Photo 1 classes and one Photo 2 class, assuming that they fill up.

More to come on each of these adventures...