Summer Images 18

Summer Images 18

During the summer semester I continued to make portraits in different ways. I continued taking pictures of strangers and also took a class called Portrait Magic at the Maine Media Workshops with commercial photographer, and occasional New York Times contributor, Matt...
Cape Cod House for Sale

Cape Cod House for Sale

Charming Antique Home on Cape Cod in Historic Centerville Village: $379,000 4 Bedrooms / 3 Baths / Recently renovated / South of Rt. 28 / New stainless steel appliances / Easy access to beaches, shopping and highway / New title 5, 4-bedroom septic system 156 Old Stage...
Spring 18 Semester Summary

Spring 18 Semester Summary

This essay is a summary of my first semester in the low-residency MFA program. I’ve divided the semester into three sections: mentorship, practice, and study. First, I will discuss my work with my creative mentor; then I will review my practice and imagemaking; I will...

Defining and Expanding the Idea of Portraiture

Last month the Museum of Modern Art broadcast a livestream lecture with a question and answer session called Expanded Portraiture. The event was held in conjunction with the MoMA’s current show Being: New Photography 2018. In the video, artists and curators discuss...
May 18 MFA Studio Work Update

May 18 MFA Studio Work Update

Greg my mentor stresses that it’s not good enough to make pictures, they need to be beautiful. As the semester comes to a close, I feel I’ve not made many beautiful images; save the one here at the top of the page. I lost my way a bit this semester, my...

MFA Work Update

Last week I had a Zoom meeting with my mentor Greg Miller. We reviewed my work with models Suzi, Billy, Regina and brother-in-law Danny. In the review he noted that some of the images were going in a different direction and he wanted to know what that was about. He...

New Tumblr

One of my MFA requirements is to keep a blog. I’ve been updating this site with new work, but I also started a tumblr, Eileen’s MFA. On the tumblr I have recent work, but also I have artists I’m watching; shows or workshops I’ve attended, and...