Future Student at FIT-NYC!!

Ever since I was a child, I have known that I wanted to live in a big city. This year I decided it was time to introduce myself to NYC, and ventured to the city on my own. When planning where I would visit on my trip the Fashion Institute of Technology was top priority on my list; I could not wait to see the campus come alive!

As I toured the campus I felt a pulsing energy flowing through the students and faculty. Everyone seemed to have their own fashion-forward style, with no concern about what others thought of them; it was my dream come true! Though the tour didn’t exclusively show us the photography department, I found my way to it on my own. After dragging my suitcase twenty blocks, losing a wheel on the way, and a quick change into my black wedges before I stepped into the building, I was excited to see something great. I walked onto the floor and saw students setting up window displays and holding cameras tethered to studio lights. I felt right at home.

I meandered about until someone sitting on a bench said something about my one-legged fuchsia and one-legged deep blue tights. I’d caught the attention of professor Curtis Willocks. I laughed and told him that I sewed my two tights together when they got a run. He told me about the program and brought me up to the library filled with every book on fashion you could imagine. As he began to pull out photography books from the shelves and open them on the table, I could not hold back squeals of excitement. It was fascinating to see how much photography was celebrated in the city. This sort of atmosphere was so different from what I am used to in Kalamazoo Michigan. The amount of opportunities to grow, and take photography to the next level blew my mind.

            I’m excited to announce that next year I will be attending the Fashion Institute of Technology. It’s the perfect place to study fashion photography because it’s located in the heart of the industry, New York City. The classes offered at FIT are unlike any I’ve seen at other universities. I’m hoping to take Geometry and the Art of Design, Professional Procedures for the Commercial Photographer, Re-touching Pre-Press Solutions for Photographers, The Art and Practice of Self-Defense, Hollywood: A History, and many more courses that will directly apply to my future career and give me first hand experience in the industry.

          I made this shirt for my school’s Decisions Day party. I created the logo and printed it onto iron on paper and just managed to finish it the morning of (My new school is already inspiring me!). I am nervous to be so far away from home, and unsure of how everything will work out financially, but I know that my heart has already rooted itself at FIT and I can’t wait to create my new home there!

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  1. sounds really cool! i hope you'll have fun in NYC!


  2. You go girl! I am so happy you are finally making your dream a reality :) You worked really hard for everything, I wish the best for you<3

  3. Aaaahh! I am SO excited for you! I saw the title of this post and was like, She's totally perfect for FIT! A match made in heaven! You are going to do SUCH amazing things! I know the Lord will guide you and inspire you in all that you will do!

  4. RUBY! I'm so so so so so ecstatic that you get to go to FIT. I remember you coming home from New York and talking about how lovely it was, and I was super happy that you found a school that would help you shine even brighter than you already do. FIT will be like a magnifying glass for you talents, and you'll be surrounded by big opportunities when you go. I'm looking forward to see you grow at FIT and telling me all of the interesting things you experience! I love you so so very much.

  5. Congratulations! That is so exciting for you!!! I am sure you will do brilliantly there!!! YAY! The papers you will be taking sound oh so dreamy!!! CONGRATS!
    -Britney of Lemonwood and Honey

  6. Ruuuuuuubyyyyy, where are you?! I've been trying to contact you. You have my number, call me! I need updates on life! Hope you're loving NYC and praying that all is well with you. I'm coming to NYC soon, so we HAVE to coordinate time together! iLove u so much Hunee!

    Be blessed!

    <3 always, Ms. George :-)

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