Monday, September 15, 2014

Grad school update

Hey strangers. Working away at graduate school here at the University of Missouri. Here's some recent work from the past few months of life in Missouri, including my first video I've made since Advanced Color.

Photographing strangers and finding out their stories for an assignment. Hoping to do my own blog post on this soon.

There's gobs more on my blog, if you're interested in looking. I'd like to see what the rest of you are up to. Post updates!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Good advice for online portfolios

Here are a few excellent reminders about online portfolios:

I also recommend the website No Plastic Sleeves for more advice on portfolios.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

TA needed for View Camera

Hi Everyone,

I am looking for a TA for my afternoon section of View Camera in the fall. Please email me at if you are interested.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New work from Boston.

Here are a few images from a project I started this winter. These are handheld video stills from both US and Hezbollah foot-soldier footage shot during the Iraq War (2003-2011). I am exploring the implications of conflict imagery democratization (individuals can now record news events no longer mediated by the state), and what it means for our understanding and visualization of war as a culture. It's fascinating and unsettling to see war directly through the lens of it's participants. These are printed very large on thin, high gloss magazine-style paper and evidence of pixels are removed to make them almost look like an Impressionist landscape, only smoother.

The more abstract images are the video frames that error/glitch at the moment the shockwave hits the camera from the detonation.

Friday, March 14, 2014


Foma VC FB Variant IV 123 Velvet.

Friday, March 7, 2014

New from Mizzou

I was tired of seeing my other post, so here are some photos from the True/False Film Festival held here in Columbia, MO last weekend. It's a pretty cool festival screening a bunch of documentary films.

Anyways, pictures:

More pictures:

Monday, February 10, 2014

More updates from Columbia, MO

Here are some photos from some recent shoots here for the Columbia Daily Tribune. I've learned a lot while here. I also included two photos at the bottom from this past fall when I got to shoot football. Thought it was kind of cool that I got to photograph the first player to be openly gay and headed to the NFL (news as of yesterday). Neither of them are great shots, but it's just a cool personal note.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

American Suburb X

Everyone in the program needs to know about American Suburb X, probably the best online resource for interviews, articles, and videos about dozens and dozens of famous photographers and artists. I wish I had known about this years ago.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Good documentary to watch

Side by Side

It consists of a bunch of interviews of major film makers and discusses the future of motion picture, film, and is a really great watch. I think anyone concerned with creating a picture, whether it be still or moving, should watch this.

It's available on Instant on Netflix. Check it out. 

"The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. It shows what artists and filmmakers have been able to accomplish with both film and digital and how their needs and innovations have helped push filmmaking in new directions. Interviews with directors, cinematographers, colorists, scientists, engineers and artists reveal their experiences and feelings about working with film and digital."

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

2 Local Opportunities... get a line on the resume and see it in person!

First Opp: Annual show at Capellis Salon & Spa themed Pendulum, where they will be creating costume, hair, makeup for 20 plus models.  Located in a 4000 sq ft warehouse which will be transformed into the Ominous Forest.  They welcome all photographers and will be holding a contest for "Best Photo", prize a $100 Capellis Gift Certificate.  Photos can be posted to their Facebook page to be voted on publicly!  Show is Thursday, December 12th  6:30- 9:00pm.  Located at Capellis Salon 1401 Gold Ave Bozeman, Mt. If any interested Photographers want to stop in to check out their space, please do.  If anyone has questions please contact Elise Trullinger  at the salon. Email available from photo faculty by request. 
(Yes, this is a bad date with senior show falling the same eve, but it might be worth applying)

Second Opp: Gallatin Growth Solutions is hosting the “Frame Your Future” Photo Project+Contest, which focuses on the people, places and events in Gallatin County that residents treasure. We are currently looking for submissions from both professional and amateur photographers in five different categories: Buildings & Neighborhoods, Public Spaces, History & Heritage, The Natural World, and People & Community. We’ll be accepting entries until January 10, and are hosting an awards show and displaying the winning images on February 22 at Riverside Club. The event and the contest are free to enter and attend, and winners will be awarded prizes. More information about the contest can be found at

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Call For Entry - click the RayKo link for details

Monday, November 4, 2013

Hi from South Africa

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all enjoying your semester. We are almost at the 2 month mark on our African trip. Last week we returned to South Africa from 16 days in Mozambique. You can see my post from that trip here It was an interesting trip indeed. I am busy making lots of photos as well as working on my Cut/Embroidery Series. Would love to see more work from you all.

Photos © Ian van Coller. All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Final Edit for 352 Band Photos
"Honkies With Attitude"
by Kate Juedes

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Shawn Records, Guest Speaker for SFP/Photo on 10/25

Shawn Records - From the Bottom of a Well

Shawn Records will be speaking about the trials and tribulations of being an artist and making a living this upcoming Friday, October 25th in the Black Box Theatre from 1:15p-3:00p. His bodies of work cover a wide gamut from: propaganda of Chinese tourism, Flaming Balls of Energy (basketball and his son), life/death and what falls between, Where the Wild Things Are, Kurt Cobain/Lee Friedlander’s harbor hometown, and the pleasures/pitfalls of domestic existence. His camera serves as his notebook on life.

Be there!