I’ve had this reflector disc sitting in my room all semester and I haven’t used it until today. In fact, I’ve never used one before, so I was super pleased with how this photo shoot with Mayzie turned out since I had no idea what to expect.

And in the reflection of her left eye, you can totally see my hand supporting my camera/ the reflector/ my head in front of the reflector/ you basically see exactly what Mayzie would be seeing. (if you’re looking at the high-res photo).


1000 Philly Smokers. Thank you to Phil Forrest for managing everything and getting everyone’s rear in gear, Brad Larrison for Guerrilla Portrait Leadership and digi-lab leadership, Sarah Fry and James Sindaco for the beautiful book, Walbert Young for the amazing websiteHillary Petrozziello for the cigarette-butt tube and the awesome video (made with some help from Sam Gray and Lee Miller), Jessie Fox for getting the word out about the project (and for baking a MEAN cookie), Lee Miller for the awesome time-lapse videos of the construction process, Arielle Morgan for copy-editing the research essays, Ian Watson for helping with the dust-jacket of the book (and for changing my facebook status when I stay logged in when I leave my computer)…

heck, I could go on and on, so thank you everyone in Photo Seminar class (and the crowd of regulars who were in the dark-room until 2:30 in the morning all this week) who went out and got their pictures done and helped out in every facet of the construction process.

And thank YOU, friends, for coming out and supporting us and checking out our exhibit. Our blood, sweat and tears went into this, but tonight made the past 2 months worth it.