Writings

A Photo Book Highlighting The Process Of Photography Not The Result

May 11, 2015

“Finding The One” is a photo book that highlights the art and process of photography instead of focusing on the final result.

Persuasion Techniques in American Hustle – Reactance & The Liking Rule

May 5, 2015

Persuasion techniques are used frequently in the movie “American Hustle,” the ones they leverage the most are Reactance and The Liking Rule.

Social Learning Theory and E/I Programming for Children

April 29, 2015

Social Learning Theory demonstrates how children learn their behaviors, nowadays they are mostly being socialized through television

Interactive Art Crowdsourced Through Networked Digital Media

April 8, 2015

Interactive art crowdsourced through networked digital media is blurring the lines between what it means to be an artist and a participant.

Lucas Foglia Talk About His Books “A Natural Order” And “Frontcountry”

March 31, 2015

Lucas Foglia in-depth talk about his long-term photography projects and books “A Natural Order” and “Frontcountry.”

Persuasion Techniques President Obama Used In His Speech About Syria

March 23, 2015

The persuasion techniques President Obama effectively used in his speech about his Syria policy changed the minds of millions of Americans.

Telematic Art And Telepresence In The Telematic Embrace

March 4, 2015

Telematic art is transcending and challenging the entire history of humanity’s understanding of art, communication, and connection.

The Exley, A UT Dallas Research Journal, Published My Photo Series

February 17, 2015

The Exley, A UT Dallas research journal, published my photo series called “Hispanica Americana,” which highlights Hispanic culture in Dallas.

Sans Soleil By Chris Maker Is An Insightful And Revelatory Essay Film

January 28, 2015

Sans Soleil by Chris Maker is an insightful and revelatory essay film, the subway scene, in particular, resonated with me.

Autoethnography, An Autobiographical Narrative Within A Cultural Context

Autoethnography is an autobiographical narrative told within a specific cultural context giving insight into the author and their culture.

Unwanted Compulsive Behaviors Are Forming From Intrusive Technology

October 22, 2014

Unwanted compulsive behaviors are forming from intrusive technology, I see it happening to me in my life and now I’m trying to avoid them.

Sam Abell Presentation “The Photographic Life,” About His Life And Work

October 7, 2014

Sam Abell presentation “The Photographic Life,” was a fantastic talk about his life and work that I learned so much from.

Jeff Langhammer and Ryan Li Photographer and Videographer Interview

April 25, 2014

Jeff Langhammer and Ryan Li, are two very talented professional photographers and videographers that I sat down with for an interview.

Online Photography Communities Help With Growing As A Photographer

April 18, 2014

Online photography communities can be instrumental in helping people who are interested, grow as a photographer and an artist.

Online Communities Are Great for Personal And Career Growth

Online communities such as Flickr can be a great place for encouraging and fostering personal and career growth for photographers.

Hiram Trillo, A High-End Luxury Wedding Photographer, Interview

April 17, 2014

This week I sat down with the amazing international wedding photographer, Hiram Trillo, and asked him several questions about impactful photography. He is very well known in the wedding photography world as a photographer who takes photos that are emotionally impactful and moving. A photo he took of a bride and groom in Spain won […]

Tableau Photography, Storytelling In Contemporary Art Photography

Tableau photography is a genre of art photography that refers to literature, cinéma, and historical events to construct familiar narratives.

Entertainment Makes Us Live Passively And Miss Out On Real Adventures

March 26, 2014

Entertainment, when consumed a lot, causes us to live our brief lives passively and give up the adventures we could have had.

Sam and Nia Rader Lip-Sync Of “Love Is An Open Door” Goes Super Viral

March 13, 2014

Sam and Nia Rader, my brother and sister-in-law, made a super viral video of them lip-syncing to Disney’s “Love Is An Open Door”!

Pulitzer-Winning Photos Of The Syrian War Depict Trauma And Suffering

December 16, 2013

These Pulitzer-Winning photos depict the trauma and suffering caused by the Syrian war, which helps raise public awareness of the situation.