While working as a special event photographer and media producer for the Adler Planetarium, my photography work was featured in Splash Magazine, Crain’s Chicago Business, and Concierge Preferred.
The Field Museum interviewed myself along with script writer and narrator, Susan Golland about the process of creating the projection mapping / light show for the new SUE exhibit.
A projection mapping installation I created for the SUE exhibition at the Field Museum was featured in the Chicago Tribune, WBEZ and CBS Chicago.
“A light show points out the details of SUE’s skeleton and helps visitors engage with significant scientific findings on the structure.” (Manuel Martinez/WBEZ)
“Are you wearing running shoes?” asks the new explanatory video projected onto and around Sue’s bones and playing every 20 or so minutes. No matter. If you were this close to the real creature, “it would be too late.” It is not too late, however, to see Sue anew, no matter how familiar Chicagoans think they may be with this dinosaur, a core point of civic pride since it was first mounted here in 1990. The Field, in its 125th anniversary year, bet that it could reinvigorate the $8.4 million skeleton, and, as a Tuesday media preview of the new exhibition showed, it has succeeded. (Steve Johnson / Chicago Tribune)
A short video I created for the What is a Planet exhibition at the Adler Planetarium was featured in Concierge Preferred.
“A lot of the emotions brought up by the name change is highlighted in an excellent video that cuts together all the news coverage of the reclassification that includes network news, comedians, and, of course, Neil deGrasse Tyson.” (Joel Mora / Concierge Preferred)
I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel discussing the exhibition media production process for Women’s History Month at the Field Museum.
Latoya Flowers Photography was featured in the RAW Artists Chicago Exhibition. RAW showcases indie talent in visual art, film, fashion & accessories design, music, performance art, beauty, and photography around the world.
My short documentary film Derby Girls was featured in the group exhibition The Sports Show, presented by the School of Visual Arts Alumni Society.
The exhibition featured more than 30 leading artists and designers who graduated from SVA in commercial design and advertising, film and video, illustration and cartooning, motion graphics, painting and photography. These artists are behind some of the most iconic imagery and creative direction in the world of sports. The exhibition was curated by Todd Radom with Jane Nuzzo, director, SVA Alumni Affairs and Development, and designed by SVA Galleries Director Francis Di Tommaso.
While working as a Digital Content Producer for the Adler Planetarium exhibitions, I was featured as an Adler Staff Star in their monthly employee achievement publication.
What do you enjoy most about working at the Adler?
I love that I’m able to use my background in documentary filmmaking as a tool to create space science content. I produce and edit videos for the Adler Planetarium’s exhibitions and website. Working with our Far Horizons, Astronomy, and Collection teams is a fun experience because I get to learn something new for each project. I definitely have my dream job.
What’s your fondest Adler memory?
Working on the ‘Mission Moon’ exhibition is one of my fondest memories. I had the privilege of editing a series of short videos, featuring archival footage from Apollo 8, Apollo 11, and the Gemini Space Missions for the exhibition. It took several months to screen the archival footage and structure the edits as if you were watching the missions in real-time. Meeting the astronauts and mission control crew at the Adler’s 45th Apollo XIII Anniversary was an awesome experience.
What is the most memorable thing you have done during your time at the Adler?
I enjoy attending the Far Horizons missions as a photographer to capture our high-altitude balloon launches. It’s awesome to see kids and adults get excited while tracking the balloon for retrieval.
Why, in your opinion, is space freaking awesome?
Space is freaking awesome because it’s constantly evolving and we still have so much to discover in our Universe.
What is one fun fact about you?
I’ve traveled to eight countries in the last two years. This year I’m excited to scratch Machu Picchu, Peru, off my bucket list!