My name is Eric Conrad. I am a visual communications major and this is my fourth year at Ball State. Technically speaking I am a senior but I studied in London during my sophomore year and got off track. It’s all good though… I would choose being in Europe over being in Muncie any day. I currently have the most mundane job in the world. I am the student custodian at Lucina Hall. I push a dust mop back and forth and vacuum a lot of carpet. It gives me a lot of time to think and it sort of pays the bills. I became interested in photography in high school where I took a total of 6 photography classes. My school still had two huge dark rooms at the time. The year after I graduated they stopped using them, so I am happy that I got to have the experience. One of my favorite photographers is Richard Avedon. I am drawn in to his images because of the minimalism and sharp contrast he uses. This was my first Avedon photograph. It just left me with so many questions, but I loved it and sought out his other works.