19 12 2012

Narrative Objects 2012

Photography students constructed these experiential objects as part of their digital photo class. Some, in conjunction with DISA’s Beyond the Object option course, turned their projects into larger scale installation pieces.


19 12 2012

Self-Portraits from DISA

Digital Self-Portraits made using Photoshop and tablets from our 2nd semester DISA students.


23 11 2012


These drawings were executed in the Vanitas style.  Each student collected objects, which were to be used in a preliminary photograph.  The resulting composition was meant to remind us of the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death.   However, students could diverge from common Vanitas symbols of decay and ephemeral nature of life and allude to something personal, that this sensuous atmosphere would inspire.


12 11 2012

Order and Chaos

In this first drawing project, students were given a non-standard format, which they had to develop in a dynamic way.  The pictorial space had to be filled with positive-negative areas (solid versus empty), using designs elements: line, shape and texture. Principles of Design were then used, to establish in the composition, unity and balance.


12 11 2012

B+W Portraits

Here’s a sample of black and white portraits from the Intro to Photography class – made the old school way, in the darkroom!

4 11 2012

Tattoos and Camouflages

These drawings were done as a final project in the 2nd semester DISA drawing course.  The notions of Tattoos and Camouflage were used to give these self-portraits other possible levels of interpretation.  In this project, the students’ silhouettes were projected full scale, onto the paper surface, creating a natural boundary between the revealed-self and the hidden-self.  The skin could be layered with ‘tattooed’ content, or the background could take over and contain meaningful elements.


26 09 2012

Vanessa Jourdain

In this excerpt from her graduating photo portfolio, Vanessa explores the daily rhythms and platitudes of her brothers life.


24 08 2012

Melina Geremia

In these excerpts from her graduating photo portfolio, Melina Geremia explores a youth culture bent on nihilistic fun.


24 08 2012

Animated Gifs from DISA

From DISA’s 2D imaging students comes this film loop of their 2011 animated gifs. In order of appearance: Alex Pelchat-White, Eloise Marin, Michelle Mulchandini, Amanda Zavos, Jazmine Berryman, Rosalba Lopez, Jennifer Miniaci, and Neally Oertle.

6 06 2012

Operation Toaster Strudel

A brilliant “what if ” story told with comic flair by Film 4 students Andrew Assaf, Anthony Riccio and Mike Ménard.