Travel and Photography – a Great Combination

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Eric Dulberg is a photography student at Nossi College of Art heading into his final semester before graduation. That’s the tough, fun, exhilarating and exhausting semester that ends with a rush of pride as students officially become graduates, professionals. From his first semester to the current one, Eric is always there to help with a laugh or a shoulder to lean on. He pushed his photography education to the limits and produced some amazing work – most recently a Silver Student Addy. He took some time off to work in the Philippines and will be traveling to Ecuador this spring with a dozen Nossi students and a photo instructor for our Inaugural International Study Abroad Program. Excerpt by Eric Dulberg: Travel has become such an important aspect of my life. Most of my adult life was spent abusing drugs, confining those years to the walls and chains I had built around myself.  Once I got clean, and after some work, I made a decision to never again miss out on ANYTHING. I never want to miss a sunrise. I want to meet people on this planet, to hear their stories and to be able to photograph and show the world what I see. I want to expose people to the possibilities of life outside of the busy world we live in now. Once I got clean, and after some work, I made a decision to never again miss out on ANYTHING. I spent too many years fueled by that addiction…

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…

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