Through Sickness and In Health

In 2013 my father, Todd Verrill, had a severe stroke. He was airlifted at first to one hospital, and by the time they got him to the next hospital he was in a coma. He was in the coma for one month, on and off. He spent at least three months in the hospital, including a rehabilitation […]

Will You Marry Me?

This semester at Brooks Institute I took the wedding photography class taught by Tim Meyer. Wedding photography is one of the most common ways for young photographers to get work. Unfortunately for me, just the idea of shooting a couple’s intimate moments was enough to give me a heart attack. This is what I was hoping […]

Pictures of The Week

  Relaxation and adventure are themes for this edition of Pictures of the Week. The pictures show mostly the beauty and variety of the great outdoors.

Pictures of the Week

An intricate collection of moments embodies the spirit of a diverse interpretation of the world from students who contributed to images this week. Selections show a strong reminder of the power of storytelling through imagery, while also exemplifying a creative spirit.  

Ventura Beer Fest 2014

The annual California Beer Festival took place at Mission Park in Ventura, California with over 140 craft beers on tap, food trucks and live music on September 20th and 21st. Festivalgoers who purchased VIP tickets were able to receive an early pour from the beer stands while general admission guests were only able to enter the park. The […]

Escapes into Landscapes

From a young age, Ryan Norero’s happy place has always been the outdoors. These set of landscape photos are taken throughout California ranging from the coast through the mountains.

A Visual Diary: Julia Micheline’s Self-Portrait Challenge

Julia Micheline gives us a peek into her visual diary. Her intimate self-portraiture project is part of a year-long challenge she has set for herself.

Nightscapes

In Briana Diamond’s night photography she examines her powerful connection with nature, and how it reflects in her work.

Why I Shoot

Brooks Institute student Chris Martinez tells us why he loves shooting street photography. “As I continue to explore street photography I begin to understand and peel more layers away from myself and discover how I respond to life in general,” says Martinez.