Discovering Food Photography

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Story by Michiah Posey, Michiah Dezirae Photography After four years of photography classes at Nossi, I have found a specific passion for food and drink photography. Food Photography was a class that provided my first real introduction to this field, but it was my Fine Art Photography class that really helped me dive into this passion. My project was a series of mixology photos. I titled it “Drink of the Week” and every week I traveled to different Nashville restaurants to photograph their specialty cocktail. I knew when I started this series I wanted to use this project to network and build my reputation, as well as find some great drinks to feature. I began reaching out to as many local restaurants as I could and asked if they would be willing to let me come in and photograph one of their signature drinks. With this simple ask, I was welcomed with open arms into some of Nashville’s favorite local restaurants. I was able to work with places such as Henrietta Red, Rolf & Daughters, Amerigo, Etch, Etc. and Bartaco. In addition to building some great connections, this photo series helped to build my social media presence. During the project, I featured a new Drink of the Week every week on Instagram and was shocked at how well people responded to this. I was asked for recipes and was even featured on some bigger accounts wanting to highlight my work. I have set my focus on food and drink photography and it…

Going for BROKE; Introducing a New Comic Series

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Drake Denada “Epic” joins Mathias Bartholomew Santiago “Omega” as the perfect anti-heroes, two broke ‘average Joes’ challenging themselves to become paid, professional heroes. If you have ever struggled to pay a bill in college, then you know the struggle of Broke Comic. Nossi College joins Antonio Flores II and Kenneth Brian Moore, the creators of Broke Comic. Thanks to the Memphis Comic Expo, Antonio and Kenneth were able to secure a publishing deal and Broke will be available for sale in late March 2018. Click here to stay up to date!  How did you come up with the idea? Antonio Flores II: Playing a massively multiplayer online game with fellow Nossi grad, Kenneth Moore, I had comical misfortunes happening again and again and my character level was so low I shouldn’t have been able to continue. It was in that moment we laughed at other misfortunes we encountered in life. Kenneth Moore: That idea concocted two broke superheroes trying to pay rent. I drew a single page of the comic at the time and laughed for a solid hour while doing it. AFII: This concept didn’t happen overnight. There were several prospective ‘super’ suits, but it wasn’t until we both enrolled at Nossi College when we started to brainstorm more ideas and made progress in the overall world design, additional characters and events leading the storyline. KM: I wrote a treatment for Comic Class when I was in school that was refined after I graduated after getting feedback from friends…

Developing a Strong Brand for Artists and Musicians

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Michelle Donovan is a Photography Graduate at Nossi College from Art and an active alumni member who still participates in Kappa Pi Eta Tau, Nossi’s Fashion Group and the NossiMICs – Music Industry Club. She attended a Nashville American Marketing Association ‘Entertainment and Sports Marketing” workshop to “Learn insights and explore how to develop a strong brand for rising artists and musicians. From dive bars to the famous Grand Ole Opry stage, every breakthrough artist has a story to tell. In an industry saturated with incredible talent, it is crucial to one’s success to develop a marketing plan.”  Written by Michelle Donovan, Owner D91 Photography   I attended the AMA Nashville’s Entertainment & Sports Marketing SIG event on Developing a Strong Brand for Artists and Musician’s. The event was held at the Bound|ry located on 20th Ave. South in Nashville. The venue was a perfect size. The decor was more on the rustic side which made it have a much more relaxed and welcoming feel to me. My interested in the event can help me learn more how my work as a freelance photographer can fit into the branding of an artist and musician. I wanted to learn how the creatives (specifically photography) fit into the entire branding process. On the panel was Ben Gallaher, Sony Music Nashville recording artist, Kerri Fox-Metoyer, Vice-President of Music Strategy & Partnership with APA Agency & Cameo Carlson, President of theory Nashville. After the panel discussion, I spoke with Kerri Fox-Metoyer about fitting photographers…

Alumni Success: Discovering Design

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Meet Tyson Davis – a Graphic Design Media graduate of Nossi College of Art. Tyson, excelling in all things print and design, masters the process of taking an idea from concept to finished print on paper; an undeniable talent that he’s been professionally honing for over 5 years. Why did you decide to become a graphic designer?  Becoming a graphic designer was something that I had no clue people actually did when I was a kid. I, like most people, see ads of all types every day and never thought that someone had to build and create them. I grew up in AZ right outside of Phoenix. Growing up in that area I was heavily inspired by graffiti and street art, so I was always messing around with (don’t hate on me) MS Paint and other things that may not be of the most legit expressions of one’s creativeness… Fast forward a couple of years and you find me sitting at a desk – bored, uninspired and truly unhappy thinking I was going to become a Pharmacist. I ended up taking a creative writing class that, unknowing to me, would be the first steps toward my career as a professional designer. I had an awesome, eccentric professor who always encouraged us to be different and cared about our thought process during our journey. One day she commented on my doodles appearing on every paper I turned in, and that small, yet huge conversation to me, is what led to me leaving school…

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