This post is going to have to be short because I’m quite busy right now. End of the school year is approaching and University of Idaho is one of my regular photography clients. I have to say that I really love the work I get to do there. Universities, especially I think land-grant universities like the UI, are such a rich milieu of creative, intellectual, and practical energy and activity that working in one is incredibly satisfying for a curious and interactive person like myself.
Just to give you an idea of the scope, the UI work in the last week has involved a VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) Expo which is part of the College of Art and Architecture, a feature story about graduate student who studies coconut trees as an invasive species in the South Pacific (watch the UI site for the article in the coming months), and an undergrad research event that filled large event space with rows of poster boards and hundreds of participants. And then I have also taken many group photos. You know the kind. The ones that show up in history books with the third guy in the second row circled because he changed the course of history. Yeah, I made a half-dozen or more of those this week too.
Which is why I have to leave you now and get to image sorting and processing. I like what I do, and I like the place I live, and I hope this gives enough of a tiny window into what I do that you can understand what it might be like to be an official visual record maker for the human greenhouse that is a university.