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People of Sierra College: Capturing the student voice. Inspired by Brandon Stanton's HONY

"Learn the basics, but be creative. You have the know the basic knowledge to be comfortable with photography whether its film or digital. I feel the most important thing in photography is letting the creative aspect in. Even if your doing a commercial shoot. Play with the light with your subject whether your subject is a bottle of wine you are shooting for a winery or a gorgeous model. Learning how to use that light in a creative manner to speak to what your trying to communicate because photography is a form of visual communication. Even as a commercial photographer you should listen to your artistic side and be creative. A lot of times photographers get in this point and shoot mentality and they don’t let that inner creative part come out."
Do you have a best photo?
“I’m really proud of the salt print nudes (shown here). Those have already been published and displayed across various exhibitions across the country but I’m also extremely proud of doing fine art documentation.”

"Learn the basics, but be creative. You have the know the basic knowledge to be comfortable with photography whether its film or digital. I feel the most important thing in photography is letting the creative aspect in. Even if your doing a commercial shoot. Play with the light with your subject whether your subject is a bottle of wine you are shooting for a winery or a gorgeous model. Learning how to use that light in a creative manner to speak to what your trying to communicate because photography is a form of visual communication. Even as a commercial photographer you should listen to your artistic side and be creative. A lot of times photographers get in this point and shoot mentality and they don’t let that inner creative part come out."

Do you have a best photo?

“I’m really proud of the salt print nudes (shown here). Those have already been published and displayed across various exhibitions across the country but I’m also extremely proud of doing fine art documentation.”

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Who would you say is your role model?

"My grandfather. He overcame alcoholism and now he’s a very positive and happy person.”

Who would you say is your role model?

"My grandfather. He overcame alcoholism and now he’s a very positive and happy person.”

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What is that best decision you ever made?
"Coming to Sierra College because for 3 years I wasn’t doing anything. I was just going in a downward spiral and being lazy. This has gotten me out of my comfort zone; I met some new people and made new friends."

What is that best decision you ever made?

"Coming to Sierra College because for 3 years I wasn’t doing anything. I was just going in a downward spiral and being lazy. This has gotten me out of my comfort zone; I met some new people and made new friends."

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What is the hardest decision you’ve had to make?
"To come here or not. I could’ve stayed home and took the easy way and found a college there, but I came here to get out of town.”
How has that changed you?
"I got to meet new people. It’s a different environment from where I’m from."
How different?

"Well I’m from a farm town, up here there’s a lot more people and they act a lot different.”

What is the hardest decision you’ve had to make?

"To come here or not. I could’ve stayed home and took the easy way and found a college there, but I came here to get out of town.”

How has that changed you?

"I got to meet new people. It’s a different environment from where I’m from."

How different?

"Well I’m from a farm town, up here there’s a lot more people and they act a lot different.”

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“I want to be able to tell my kids that I went to school and that it’s really important because I’m a first generation college student.”

“I want to be able to tell my kids that I went to school and that it’s really important because I’m a first generation college student.”

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What is one thing you learned from being in the army?
"Discipline and brotherhood."

What is one thing you learned from being in the army?

"Discipline and brotherhood."

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What would you say is the hardest decision you’ve ever had to make?

"To go back to school instead of working.”

What would you say is the hardest decision you’ve ever had to make?

"To go back to school instead of working.”

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"I helped my friend when he was being bullied."
How did that feel?
"Felt good."
What made you stand up?

 ”I saw him getting picked on and so I didn’t appreciate it.”

"I helped my friend when he was being bullied."

How did that feel?

"Felt good."

What made you stand up?

 ”I saw him getting picked on and so I didn’t appreciate it.”

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"It’s good to be working and in school, but just remember to have fun.”

"It’s good to be working and in school, but just remember to have fun.”

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What was the bravest thing you’ve done?
"Standing up for a kid who was getting beat up at my school. One of the special needs kids was getting beat up by this big group of guys. He said something that I don’t think he meant to say in a negative way but they took it wrong and they were taking it out on him. I just went in there and this guy was trying to punch him so I slapped him across the face and said  ‘don’t you dare put your hand on him because I’ll put my hand on you’. I mean, imagine if that was your little brother or something like that and someone was messing with him, I’d go crazy on them.”  
How did you feel after standing up for that kid?

"I felt great. I felt like I was on top of the world."

What was the bravest thing you’ve done?

"Standing up for a kid who was getting beat up at my school. One of the special needs kids was getting beat up by this big group of guys. He said something that I don’t think he meant to say in a negative way but they took it wrong and they were taking it out on him. I just went in there and this guy was trying to punch him so I slapped him across the face and said  ‘don’t you dare put your hand on him because I’ll put my hand on you’. I mean, imagine if that was your little brother or something like that and someone was messing with him, I’d go crazy on them.” 

How did you feel after standing up for that kid?

"I felt great. I felt like I was on top of the world."

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Who would you say is your role model?
"My mom. She’s a partner at a tax firm and its taken her years to get there because of sexism in her workplace which is amazing that it’s still around today.”

Who would you say is your role model?

"My mom. She’s a partner at a tax firm and its taken her years to get there because of sexism in her workplace which is amazing that it’s still around today.”

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"If you care about something then you should pursue it and if that thing can make a positive change in the world then its more reason to do so. Specifically as the millennials, we are a very selfish generation and we should be making the world a better place for those who come after."

 

"If you care about something then you should pursue it and if that thing can make a positive change in the world then its more reason to do so. Specifically as the millennials, we are a very selfish generation and we should be making the world a better place for those who come after."

 

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What would you say was the bravest thing you have done?
"Probably being there for my family when my dad was in the hospital."
Is there any reason you say that?

"He passed away. It was hard on my family so I had to be the strong guy."

What would you say was the bravest thing you have done?

"Probably being there for my family when my dad was in the hospital."

Is there any reason you say that?

"He passed away. It was hard on my family so I had to be the strong guy."

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What is one remaining goal you have?

"I’d like to do something noteworthy; because I’ve had things that are worth retelling but I don’t have any thing that someone would find worth telling their kids or grandkids, someone in 50 years later would want to retell.”

What is one remaining goal you have?

"I’d like to do something noteworthy; because I’ve had things that are worth retelling but I don’t have any thing that someone would find worth telling their kids or grandkids, someone in 50 years later would want to retell.”

— 2 weeks ago
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If you had one piece of advice to give on the subject of mental health, what would you say?
"Realizing that everybody at one point in time has issues and it its okay to see that help. There’s so much stigma about mental health, we can get rid of it so people have a chance to be healthy. It can be treated."  

If you had one piece of advice to give on the subject of mental health, what would you say?

"Realizing that everybody at one point in time has issues and it its okay to see that help. There’s so much stigma about mental health, we can get rid of it so people have a chance to be healthy. It can be treated."  

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