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Student Success: Tasha Hall
Student Success: Tasha Hall
By Michelle Ecker on February 18th, 2016

From developing photos in her high school’s dark room to enrolling at NYIP years later, Tasha Hall has loved taking pictures for as long as she can remember. Throughout her life, she’s taken advantage of any and all opportunities to further her skills and develop her knowledge of camerawork while continuously allowing herself to grow a following by submitting her…

Student Success: Tim Campbell
Student Success: Tim Campbell
By Michelle Ecker on February 9th, 2016

During a difficult time in his life, Tim Campbell’s friend suggested he book a physique shoot with two of the most popular experts in Miami in an effort to highlight the progress he had made through fitness and exercise. After completing the shoot and seeing the finished product, he realized the potential skilled photographers held in completely restoring a person’s…

Student Success: Richard Higgins
Student Success: Richard Higgins
By Michelle Ecker on January 29th, 2016

Richard Higgins got his first SLR film camera when he was a teenager. Noticing his natural eye for photography, he continued to pursue this passion, eventually enrolling as a student of NYIP. Since then, he has gone on to teach seminars for the North American Nature Photography Association, to be featured in The Smithsonian and to win numerous awards from…

Student Success: John Russell
Student Success: John Russell
By Michelle Ecker on January 26th, 2016

Since the age of five, John Russell has been creating various forms of art. An advocate for innovation, Russell discovered his love of photography as a teenager and has subsequently brought his eye for eccentricity to the world of camerawork. A graduate of NYIP, he has since repeatedly been featured in galleries and showcased in fine art exhibitions nationwide. We…

Student Success: John Munno
Student Success: John Munno
By Michelle Ecker on January 22nd, 2016

When John Munno encountered a bout of health challenges, he began to spend time sorting through the photos he used to take in high school. In what he describes as a ‘defining moment,’ John realized the happiness and wellbeing he experienced when he tapped into this creative passion, and he decided to pick up where he had left off. Now…

Student Success: Alex Braverman
Student Success: Alex Braverman
By Michelle Ecker on December 4th, 2015

After working as a self-proclaimed ‘computer geek’ for most of his life, Alex Braverman realized his untapped eye for photography. After receiving a digital camera as a New Year’s gift from his wife, he’s gone on to win countless worldwide photography competitions, including the 2015 B&W Magazine Portfolio Award for Dance Photography. We recently caught up with Alex to chat…

Student Success: Nikos Kalkounos
Student Success: Nikos Kalkounos
By Michelle Ecker on November 17th, 2015

When Nikos Kalkounos came across the EEA’s “Picture 2050 – Living Well, Within the Limits of our Planet” competition prompt, a photo in his archive immediately came to mind. Tackling parts 2 and 3 of the contest using his previous personal experiences and knowledge gained at NYIP, he went on to be chosen as the national competition’s second place winner…

Student Success: Justin Gage
Student Success: Justin Gage
By Michelle Ecker on November 6th, 2015

Growing up, Justin was fascinated with his father’s old SLR camera. Twenty years later and working in the fashion industry, he finally decided to dive into the world of photography himself. After studying at NYIP, Gage was able to participate in shoots as not only a creative director and stylist, but as a photographer and visual artist himself. We recently…

Student Success Laya Gerlock
Student Success Laya Gerlock
By Sharon Gumerove on May 20th, 2015

Yuki Tansengco’s ‘Project Tassel’ grants many students from less fortunate communities with a free graduation photo experience, including: hair, make-up, and portrait. NYIP student, Laya Gerlock is one of the photographers working on this wonderful project. We contacted him in order to talk about what has been keeping him busy and to find out more about Project Tassel.Tell us about…

Student Success George Faella
Student Success George Faella
By Sharon Gumerove on November 14th, 2014

Student Name: George Faella City:Riverhead, NY Website: George Faella PhotographyHow did you get started in sports photography?I was always interested in sports, growing up I played ice hockey, and roller hockey, unlike the usual baseball - football that kids always play. As I grew older, I coached my children's sports teams, as well as High School ice hockey here on…

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