In my project, Ken, I’m interested in revealing a deeper sense of who he is that goes beyond appearances. By photographing aspects of Ken directly, I attempt to highlight his experiences that I feel are representative of his time serving in the U.S Army. His beard represents nine years of growth and change after medically retiring from service. His tattoos symbolize his duties, bonds, and travels overseas. My husband is a man who loves God, his family, and fighting for his country. This project is my love letter to him.
Erin Colson is a BFA student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Photography at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska. Erin is a board member with the New Century Art Guild based in Elkhorn, IA. She was born and raised in Lynchburg, VA. Erin joined the military straight out of high school, where she met her husband. They left the military and moved back to his home state of Nebraska. They have 2 grown sons, also in the military, and 3 dogs together. Erin has always loved photography and has been influenced by many photographers including Sally Mann and Lewis Hine. Landscapes, portraits, and food photography are what she enjoys photographing and spending time working on fine art conceptual photography. Erin’s photographs have been included in many exhibitions including ones at The Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, and Place M Gallery, Tokyo.