On our last day off until Mid May, we found ourselves at SUNY New Paltz yesterday afternoon. We weren't scheduled to work at New Paltz until the beginning of May, but in a call to Rachel Reuben, I asked her if it was alright for us to come down for a few hours to capture some labs and art classes to make sure we got them prior to our visit in a few weeks.
The reason I asked her was simple: We are going to be back at New Paltz during the last week of classes and in prior experience, most, if not all science labs and art classes pack up a couple weeks before the end of the semester. Now we could go back in a few weeks and "set up" some fake labs and art classes, but as the majority of you know, that's not how we do it. :)
Rachel was flexible enough to allow us to come down for a few hours. She told me that the Fine Arts were a big part of the New Paltz scene, and she wasn't lying. We've been to a ton of schools, big and small and I can honestly say that aside from Indiana University's Herron School of Art, we have yet to see one as thriving as SUNY New Paltz.
It was definitely kind of weird to focus on only a couple specifics, as we usually roll through campus in two days capturing anything and everything that moves to build image libraries.
I can't wait to go back when there's some green and the weather's a bit nicer, great little campus..
Hopefully the New Paltz community enjoys them.
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