The cover of a recent issue of Mormon Artist magazine features work by current MPS Digital Photography Department student Robert DeRosa, who is also showcased in a 10-page interview. DeRosa talks about how his career has changed over the years, but his main drive has always been to pursue photography. When discussing the challenges of going back to school after 35 years, he says, “My parents and the Church taught me to work hard and I have always been a high energy person, so the grind was tiring but not overwhelming.”
After losing a job during the recent financial crisis, “photography helped to inspire me, energize me, and focus my attention on work that I loved and had long dreamed of doing.” DeRosa also discusses his preference for urban photography, his creative inspirations and the challenges he faces photographing in New York City.
Image: Robert DeRosa, 2011. Courtesy of the Artist.