Student Stories: A fresh take on flowers /// by Lara Shoop

In honor of the first week of spring, we’re bringing you flowers! We talked with longtime DEFINE student Lara Shoop about her captivating florals (we adore her Instagram series #anotherweekanotherbunch) and what inspired her to start a personal project photographing flowers. Whether it’s sunny and warm or snowing out your window (thanks, nor’easter), these blooms

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Student Stories: A Conduit For Human Connection // by Tricia Ramsay

I have always been creative, but as so many creative stories go, I suddenly found myself sitting at a plastic desk in a sterile office under blinding florescent lights doing what they call “work.” Every day for seven years I went to “work,” and bit by bit lost my identity in that hollow, colorless routine.

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Student Stories: The Very Best Parts of Me // by Peta Hood

Imagine if you were gifted a perfect little package, a gift that represented all parts of you, that celebrated who you are, and when you opened it, there emerged the most powerful and much-needed parts of you that you never knew existed. That is what taking this class felt like to me. It continues to

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Student Stories: Meet Heather Whitten

DEFINE student, Heather Whitten, had been shooting personal work for a long time before she decided to take a class with us. And then, earlier this year, she took three: Rewind with Jennifer Tonetti Spellman, Un-branding with Sharon McKeeman, and Visual Storytelling with Molly Flanagan. We’ve been following her work online ever since, and have

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Student Stories: Meet Melissa Gray

Melissa Gray was one of the first students in Sharon McKeeman‘s new class, The Art of the Unexpected, this past July – her first class with DEFINE. We were so impressed with her unique vision in-class that we reached out to her to learn more about her journey. “Photography has always been a huge passion of

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Student Stories: Meet Niki Boon

“I have grown and learned so much with the classes I have taken. And through all the experimenting and discovery, I have been able to create images that are more honest and reflective of not only our life but also of who I am.” DEFINE student Niki Boon lives in the rural community of Marlborough, New

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Student Stories: Meet Sharon Covert

“Since taking all of the DEFINE classes I have truly found myself as an artist. My visions and goals are so much clearer and stronger. I feel I have an authentic voice now in this industry. I am less distracted by what everyone else is doing and I’m focusing on just being ME.”    

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