Enhancing the fond memories that individuals form while at UVA is one of Crane’s main photographic goals.
Because of this, his photography does not stop with landscape and architecture shots. Despite starting out as a landscape photographer, Crane has found graduate photo shoots to be unexpectedly fulfilling.
“One surprising element that came out of this is how much I’ve enjoyed photographing people,” he said. “It’s a blast to be able to create something emotionally enjoyable that they can look back on after they’ve graduated.
As a part-time student with a full-time job, Crane said that his studies in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies inspire not only his work as a photographer, but also his curiosity and creativity as a writer. Similarly, photographing Grounds has influenced the capstone project for his philosophy concentration, which he will begin writing next year.
“I’m fascinated by the innate creativity that lies within all of us,” he said. “It’s amazing to see creative expression come into being in so many different avenues. We’re in a time now where photography is an emotionally enriching way of connecting people together. I really like that.”
Visit Crane’s website to view his full portfolio, and check out “Hoowithaview” on Instagram.