Currently, I am a photo studio assistant with an internet retail company based in Omaha called Hayneedle. I’ve been working here since March of 2011. In May of that same year I graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln with a degree in English. Prior to that I had received a degree in Commercial Photography from Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, NE. In the Spring of 2012, I will be returning to MCC as an adjunct faculty member teaching Basic Film. This is the second class that degree seeking students take, and the first one in which they are introduced to the use of film cameras and darkroom processes. I am extremely excited to be sharing my knowledge and experiences while giving back to a school that has meant so much to me. It has been my greatest desire to become an educator and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to begin this journey. Wish me luck!

Two of my biggest influences have been Minor White and J.R.R. Tolkien. White was focussed on capturing the ineffable with photography. He wanted the photographer to feel what he or she was trying to capture, and to see beyond what was being looked at. Tolkien’s concern was using something he loved, the creation of languages, to fashion a timeless tale. He decided on Myth as a vehicle for accomplishing that purpose. Photography is my vehicle. It is the medium I hope to use in order to tell the kind of stories that I feel are meaningful, that are timeless.

Here is where I will share the photographs and texts that move me, the photographers that excite me, the events that I think are important, and the information that I want others to know about. I will also share my own thoughts, writings, and images as I work towards a significant body of my own work. Hopefully you will find this place helpful and inspiring.

Thanks for stopping by,

BJ Cary


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