Over the past two weeks, I’ve found myself getting closer to VCUarts landscape photographer, Lily Hobart (@lilyhobartt) – a junior in the Photography + Film department. We first bonded in September of last year after learning that we had both transferred from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. After establishing a desire to be more connected to the wilderness, we both decided to come here. As time progresses and I work beside her in the darkroom, I’ve become increasingly enchanted by her portraits of Earth.


Philly shoegazers Nothing tore up Richmond Music Hall on Tuesday, December  7th. Highlights of the show included a guitar- specifically a newer-model Fender Jazzmaster- being thrown into the audience, cheesy dad jokes while frontman Dominic Palermo fixed his pedals, and yours truly getting right up in the band members’ faces for pictures.

Artist Spotlight: Time Warp Drag

It was the first live show I’d been to all year. Everyone was spaced out for safety, wearing masks, sitting outside the dining hall and yet I barely noticed all that. For the first time in months the restrictions of the pandemic weren’t weighing down on my experience. All I could think about was clapping louder, and how fabulous the queens performing before me were. Did I mention it was a drag show?

Twyla’s Memory

“Twyla’s Memory” is a seven-photo photo series exploring narrative elements in Toni Morrison’s short story, “Recitatif.”

On Women in Photography

Upon doing a Google search for  “greatest photographers of all time,” I found an overwhelming number of websites claiming that their rankings were definitive. Some websites provided lists of over 50 names, while others confidently stated that they could give you the top 5. No matter which website I clicked on, they all had one thing in common–there was an underwhelming number of women listed.

On Carrie Mae Weems

There are many remarkable women I could go on and on about, whose work inspires me every day, both as a people and as artists. However, one artist who has always held a special place in my heart is Carrie Mae Weems.

Color Vision

A fashion editorial shoot that explores the unique relationship and dynamics between twins through color and form.

Coming of Age

Creative Direction & Photography: Lordina Nyarko Models: Aviance Hawkes, Shanelle Johnson, Kaylee Ahn Makeup: Katie Williams Clothing Credits: Looney Tunes tee — Rumors Boutique; blue tie-dye top — Rumors Boutique; Snake skin jean jacket — Katie Williams; Everything else — Stylist’s own

Farrah Fox Documents Richmond Artists in “Making Space”

Farrah Fox, a local photographer and English major, combined two of her greatest passions into a single project that explores the meaning of space through documenting Richmond artists, makers, and organizers. “Making Space is about the physical space, like the home or studio that each individual creates for themselves, but it’s also about the space […]

Stock Photography: Dinner Time

Businessman in Rubber Gloves Cuts up Luncheon Loaf   Businessman in Rubber Gloves Cuts a Luncheon Loaf Meal While Being Drilled   Anger Ensues with Meat Cleaver Before Party Begins   Person is Happy to Be Eating a Jelly Cake   Angry Fists Grab a Jelly Cake   Family Members Check to See What Is […]

Artist Profile: Xavier Render, aspiring photographer

By Brianna Scott Photos by Xavier Render A Richmond native from the East End side of the city, Xavier Render wants to make his mark in the Richmond photography scene. The self-described “mysterious introvert” likes to capture portraits, candids and city life. Everyone is on Instagram and that’s no different for Render, who has a […]