Piece description from the artist
Its plays with the eyes a little, at first you think "oh is a photo from the mediterranean", but then you see that it is a flat surface on a building. "Vacation" is a good example of the urban landscape to me, and how the visual urban landscape is closed and limiting due to all the buildings. My work is composed and color balanced in the camera, I see my work as straight photography, which is limited editing in photoshop. I actually only use photoshop to open and print the photograph, because I prefer to do the adjustments during exposure.
Cassandra has been working with the photographic medium for over 15 years. She started out straight out of undergraduate working with one of the largest studios in the outdoors industry in the Ozarks. Cassandra always had a fasciation with light and light theory, and enjoyed using natural light to capture the subject. She found her love for photography early in college, because it was the perfect balance for her of science and art. It was in New York that Cassandra started working as an educator in the arts while continuing her work as a professional photographer. She received her Masters in Art Teaching at the School of Visual Arts and her certificate of teaching for k-12 grades.Cassandra uses her expertise in photography, theory, and history in the classroom. She is still freelancing and creating fine arts abstract photographs. During her time in New York, she found her love for the surface. She is passionate about the pedagogy of art, using the photographic medium to develop higher-level intellectual and creative skills. In 2008, she moved to Baltimore to receive her MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art, while working as an educator and artist. She enjoys watching the young artists grow into professionals. Presently, Cassandra is working as a photography, video, and digital arts educator at Severn School. She gets inspired by taking long walks in the city, and helping with community projects in southwest Baltimore.