In the Fine Art department at USM, you had to take a certain number of elective art classes to finish your degree. Very early on, I fell in love with photography, especially of the experimental nature. The more classes I took, the more I enjoyed the act of taking fine art photos. Granted, my teacher was not a fan of my style or the fact that I held a full-time job, so there where some frustrating moments in the process. Regardless, I pushed forward and received enough credits to equal a minor in fine art photography. The department did not offer this minor and had no history class to fulfill the requirements, causing me to not actually receive the official recognition for this minor.
My expertise with the medium lies mainly with black and white film photography. To this day, when I shoot digital, I still take my photos in black and white. I love the fact that you don’t get overwhelmed by color and can take in more of the subject matter of the photos. Whenever I take photos in color, I find that I have a harder time hitting that unique sweet spot that I can achieve with black and white. Same goes for film vs digital. I’ll take film over digital any day of the week.