It’s really hard to choose a favorite because of the wide array of makers and artists. I really loved the rotoscope exhibit and always love seeing what NextFab is up to.
I made a great connection with someone from the Crefeld School and have had several opportunities to work with the students there as a teaching artist since. It’s been really wonderful!
I loved interacting with kids who attended because their relationship to photography is usually with phone cameras and almost always digital. They always have the best reactions and I’m always happy to get the chance to plant a new seed in someones head about where photography came from and what it can be.
Pop Up is just now getting back on its feet since lockdown and we are just now doing events again so that’s exciting! Covid also disrupted 8×10 Polaroid film production so I have been experimenting with Caffenol printing, which is a process using a coffee based developer that allows me to continue to make large format portraits.
So many things! I have kind of been all over the place, haha. During lockdown, away from my usual creative outlets, I started experimenting with all kinds of mediums. I fell in love with book making and books as an art form, I started writing and illustrating a comic book, have been working a lot with mushrooms, specifically mycelium, as a material to make literally anything, and started learning how to work with Arduino to make interactive art with electronics. I also completed a 4 year-long collaborative project called “Dear Mr. President” that I am really excited about.