BFA | Photography
I am an art studio major with a concentration in photography. I am also a member of the fencing team, so when I don’t have a camera in my hand, I probably have a saber in it! I grew up in the small town of Falls of Rough, Kentucky, where the grass really is greener. Ever since I was little, I have been fascinated with capturing the world around me through photographs. I’m most interested in portraiture and fashion but I love traveling and capturing the landscape as well. For my thesis, I took aspects of both landscape and portraiture to create my images.
Ephemeral: Immaterial in the Physical
Loss is a part of being human, but what if not all is lost? My thesis seeks to recontextualize loss by creating a visual representation of an immaterial presence in our physical world. My images represent the space between the material and the ephemeral, turning this fleeting presence into an ethereal permanence. While our bodies exist only temporarily, our energy in this world persists. Although capturing this energy is an impossible endeavor, photography allows us to create an interpretation of what is not visible to the naked eye. Through the use of the natural world, I want to evoke feelings of calmness and acceptance. With my photographs, I want to communicate a perspective on how we can imagine the fragility and temporality of our existence.