Thursday, April 26, 2012

School to Jail Track

This powerful video sheds some light on the way that Colorado public schools handle discipline issues. 
Takehome point: Students are NOT criminals, unless you treat them that way. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Youth on Record at the Synergy School

Group image of Denver and the mountains.

Here are images from another light painting workshop with, this time at the Synergy School in Denver, Colorado. This residential treatment facility focuses on substance rehabilitation for teens. We worked with teenage boys, and they all really loved the process and final images.

Individual album cover

 As usual, we started with some group light graffiti and moved on to individual images. Students were welcome to invite friends to participate int their "individual" images, but they were required to be the "directors" and to tell the collaborators how to accomplish this vision.
Group image #1. Not bad for a first try, huh?!

 Youth on Record instructor Nathan Schmidt has been working with the boys, teaching them how to produce their own music. These images will be the album covers for their individual albums. These guys were super fun and the staff at the school really went above and beyond to turn a very well lit room into a darkroom for us. Thanks for your help, Synergy School!