In only two years of enrollment in Bullis’ photography program, Ben Catt (Senior) has grown as an artist. Catt focuses on portraiture; however, he loves to spend his time taking photos of day to day life. You would guess Ben to be a photographer since a young age after seeing his exhibits in the AP Studio Art shows. More than love, Ben respects the arts for the beauty that it is and transfers that respect and passion into his photographs. I had a Q and A with Ben and he shared his artistic process.
"We are doing our concentration in AP studio art and my concentration is portraits and capturing people, so I would say that the kinds of photos I take are of people and them expressing themselves in their natural environment, which is more than just a figure or face."
Was one of the reasons you went on the trip was so you could take pictures?
"No No, I went for the community service, but I came out with some solid photos."
What type of camera/film do you use?
"I use a DSLR for digitals and then it depends on the type of photo shoot it is, but I normally do holga film which create cool colors, polaroid film, or black and white 25 mm film."
How do you choose what to take pictures of?
"Well normally I already have a photo shoot set up, so I just shoot around that. Normally if you take 1000 photos, you are bound to take a few good ones. I then collaborate with my peers and family to chose the best photographs from the shoot."
How do you manage art with athletics?
"I think it is having priorities. Such as today is the first day of spring sports so I will be more focused on lacrosse. However, on the weekends I will continue to have photo-shoots when I have the time."