2012 Matches

2012 Matches:
Elyse Leyenberger (Photography '12) : Andrei Jackamets (BFA Photography '83)

Ryan Berardi (Sculpture '14) : Anthony Visco (BFA Sculpture '70)
Kaylyn Gray (Multimedia '13) & Michael Knaub (Multimedia '13) : Michele Kishita (BFA Painting '97, MFA Painting '10)
Diane Meck (Dance '13) : Geoffrey Kershner (BFA Acting '00)
Kennedy Dickerson (Photography '14) & Michael G Malloy (Photography '12) : Nancy Eichenbaum (BFA Photography '87)
Megan Beck (Illustration '13) & Lydia Guadagnoli (Illustration '14) : Veronica Cianfrano (MFA Painting '11)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

a little about Andrei

So I realized that I never really wrote at all about who Andrei is!

A 1983 grad of UArts, Andrei lives and works in the Jersey Shore region. He is interested in all sorts of photography. His studio is filled with images he made featuring models in gorgeous gowns or lingerie in sort of femme-fatale/film noir style images. He does a lot of amazing digital collage work with his images, he showed me his process earlier in the process and it was super interesting. I love seeing how different people use Photoshop... you can truly do everything so many different ways and each artist certainly has the capacity to use it in totally different ways.

Anyhow, a note on Andrei's adventures in his career... he told me that when he got out of school, he went into assisting for photographers in New York. He worked hard and made money but realized that he wasn't doing what he wanted to do. He spent some time travelling and photographing musicians and concerts. He smiled reeeeally big when he was telling me about these times. I could tell that he definitely valued that choice of his.

I admire his realization so soon that he was following a path he didn't want to follow. He kind of "blazed his own trail" according to his goals and interests. I think it's really important, but can also be hard especially thinking about it in the context of today. Coming out of school with a degree in fine arts can be intimidating, and I know that my immediate goals are for security. But I have aspirations and interests I intend to pursue as well. so we shall see!

Andrei is one of the nicest fellows I've had the pleasure of being in contact with, and I'm so pleased to have been able to share a few thoughts about him!


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