The Creative Process

Episode 05 – Zora Murff – Photographer

On this episode of The Creative Process, Dave Hopper speaks with photographer Zora Murff.

Zora J Murff is an MFA student in Studio Art at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Zora attended the University of Iowa where he studied Photography and holds a BS in Psychology from Iowa State University. Combining his education in human services and art, Zora’s photography focuses on the experiences of youth in the juvenile justice system and the role of images in the correctional system; specifically how images are used to define individuals who are deemed criminals, and what happens when these definitions are abandoned or skewed. His work has been exhibited nationally, internationally, and featured online including The British Journal of Photography and Wired Magazine’s Raw File. His work has also been published in VICE Magazine, GOOD Magazine, and PDN’s Emerging Photographer Magazine. Zora published his first monograph, Corrections, through Aint-Bad Editions in the Winter of 2015. You can order a copy here.

Episode 04 – Christa Blackwood – Photographer

On this episode of The Creative Process, Dave Hopper speaks with photographer, text and installation artist Christa Blackwood.

Her dream-like sequences and texts employ multiple techniques and methods, fusing traditional, historical and alternative processes with IPhone image-making and street installations. Blackwood received her MA in Studio Art from New York University and a BA in Classics from The University of Oklahoma. Her work has been featured in several publications including The New York Times, NYQ, New York Newsday, The Village Voice and The Chicago Sun Times. She has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Episode 03 – Jennifer McClure – Photographer

On this episode of The Creative Process, Dave Hopper speaks with fine-art and documentary photographer Jennifer McClure.

She uses the camera to ask and answer questions. She is interested in appearances and absences, short stories, poetry, and movies without happy endings.  She has lectured at Fotofusion and at Columbia Teacher’s College, and her work has been featured in publications such as Lenscratch, Feature Shoot, The Photo Review, and Photo District News among others. She was recommended by our last guest photographer Samantha Geballe.

Episode 02 – Samantha Geballe – Photographer

On this episode of The Creative Process, Dave Hopper speaks with fine-art photographer Samantha Geballe.

Currently, Samantha’s work focuses on conceptual portraiture, allowing her to explore human emotion from the inside out. She is working on an on-going self-portrait series focused on body image and healing that challenges viewers to question what is means to accept oneself.  She was recommended by our first guest, photographer Brooke Shaden.

Episode 01 – Brooke Shaden – Photographer

On the inaugural episode of The Creative Process, Dave Hopper speaks with fine-art photographer Brooke Shaden.

Along with being a photographer, Brooke is also a speaker and an author.  Her fine-art work has been exhibited and published numerous times and she creates fantastic realities with her frames.  She’s on a mission to share compassion and create joy and she was kind enough to join me for the inaugural episode.