Student Photo oP
My name is Nicolas Bruno, a digital photographer currently
studying for my BFA in photography at SUNY Purchase College
and residing in the Long Island harbor community of Northport,
New York. I’m working really hard to start my photo career, and it
would be an honor to be published in your magazine.
Inspired by frequent episodes of sleep paralysis, I derive my surreal subject matter from these experiences. A person prone to sleep
paralysis suffers from the phase between waking and sleeping,
or vice versa. Immobilization is sometimes linked to hallucinations
and sensations of levitation, real feelings of terror. I tap directly into
these dark visions and turn them to my best advantage.
I’m also an avid explorer, and I’m known to wander the innards
of abandoned psychiatric hospitals or explore the depths of deep
forests to set the stage for my artwork. To learn more about
me and follow my work, please check out my facebook page:
setting the stage: ”I suoi pensieri sono come un centinaio di falene intrappolate in
un paralume.” His thoughts are like a hundred moths trapped in a lampshade.
Thank you for producing the great content that makes up
PDNedu. By showing what other photo students are thinking
about and producing, it acts as a bridge across the country between those students and mine. By publishing important pieces
about the business of photography, the magazine introduces
my students to real-world issues that will impact them today
and on into their future. Articles that detail projects by working
professionals show students that pros continue to practice,
refine and perfect their techniques and image making. With all
of this, PDNedu continues to be an integral part of my program’s
instructional efforts, giving students outside perspectives on the
art and practice of photography. Keep up the great work!
took to attend an ASMP portfolio review, where I first met
PDNedu’s editor, and my travels to produce a personal project on Olympic moms as examples of the success that can
come once you commit to getting out there with your work.
Thanks, PDNedu, for helping me tell this story. As warmer
weather comes, I encourage everyone to get outside, make
those photos happen and have a happy spring!
—Jeff Curto, professor, Photography
It’s the middle of winter, and while skies are gray outside,
things couldn’t be brighter for me. I’ve had an exciting few
months as a result of PDNedu’s Fall 2012 issue featuring
my Olympic Moms project. Among countless other opportunities, I spoke at the Nikon/eDU event at PDN PhotoPlus
expo, and I was recently sponsored by ASMP to speak at
B&H. My topic of “Transitioning Your Personal Project into
Commercial Work and Back” was based on my experiences
with Olympic moms. One of the most important points I
make in this talk is that personal projects don’t happen
when you’re at home on the couch. I mention the efforts I
I’m writing to let you know how much we enjoy PDNedu
on our campus. The magazine offers students and faculty a
fantastic blend of technical and actionable content, industry
information essential for an emerging professional and a good
solid dose inspiration for our students. But now there’s more.
It’s no secret that visual people learn better…well…visually!
The behind-the-scenes videos in PDNedu’s Fall 2012 digital
edition are a welcome addition to the magazine. Providing another avenue for students to gain some information or insight
is the name of the game!
We are entering a new era of photography, video and
blended media, so thank you for continuing to be an outstanding resource for our students and faculty!
—Dirk Fletcher, chairman, photography programs,
Harrington College of Design
WANT TO SEE YOUR WORK IN PDNEDU? Send in one of your best shots along with your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will
consider your work for publication in the next issue.
photo © Nicholas Bruno < www.facebook.com/nicolasbrunophotography>