Editor’s Note: As part of the "Lighting and Advanced Digital Camera" class taught by Eric Weeks, students went off-campus to capture portraits of locally prominent Lancastrians. (Click here to read Eric's post about the project.)
Sophomores Erik Espinosa, Lindsay Garner, Martin Lamneck and Leawna Burek worked together in the final session yesterday: Lindsay and Erik captured Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray with the able assistance of Martin and Leawna.
Mayor Gray was very generous with his time and during the shoot, lightened the mood as he shared stories of Woodstock and motorcycles. Afterwards, the Mayor invited us into his office and showed work he’s collected over his many years as an art appreciator and shared photos of him taken at various State events with President Obama.
Read on as Lindsay reflects about her experience photographing the Mayor. You can also view posts by Chelsea Crossett (here) and Celia Gillam (here).
By Lindsay Garner ‘14
Having the opportunity to take photographs of Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray was one of the best learning experiences I’ve had.
Lindsay captures the Mayor.
I was nervous about it, but after the shoot was over I felt more confident knowing that I was capable of doing something that I had been scared to do.
It was also a really great opportunity to get a glimpse into what a future career in photography might look like. I am excited about the photographs that I got to take today and am now looking forward to similar opportunities in the future.
Mayor Gray shows photos and artwork to (l. to r.)
Erik Espinosa, Lindsay Garner, Martin Lamneck,
and (unseen behind Martin) Leawna Burek.