Congratulations Jeffrey!


Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
Digital Camera Photo Beginner
Drawing For Illustration

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Introducing Precollege Blogger: Elizabeth


Hey! I’m Liz and I’m a junior in high school who’s currently “struggling” between SAT’s and FIT. The “struggle” is completely worth it, I might add. Considering this is my first post, I find it necessary for you to know at least these very fine key details about me: starting with the fact that my entire life has revolved around fashion since approximately the fourth grade. Starting off as a shy, pudgy girl with bangs and braces, I was enrolled in a fashion class for god-knows-what reason. And yet it was the best thing to ever happen to me, sitting down next to this wonderful instructor and being taught how to draw my first croquis. In tenth grade I took the train for the very first time by myself into the city to start a pre-college course at FIT. I remember it was a business course. I also remember that I was more excited to design the website and clothes for my imaginary business than I was to actually run my imaginary business. At the beginning of eleventh grade I took a course in the fall on magazine design. I’d always been interested in photography and journalism so I used this opportunity to feature my own pictures and articles in my magazine. During this time I started seeing clothing, entertainment, art, music all the things I love, as things I could capture through my work. Whether it’s through writing, photography, sketching, or even doodling on all of my Chemistry notes (true story), the thing that brings all of my interests together is my desire to create and admire other people’s creations.

My inspiration comes from young women in the industry like Tavi Gevinson, creator of “Rookie Mag”. I am also an avid reader of Leandra Medine’s “Man Repeller”, the very reason why I bought white jelly platforms and will forever be trying to pull off any form of turtle necks and overalls. Olivia Bee photography and Gia and Sofia Coppola films such as “Palo Alto” and “The Virgin Suicides” really get me in that dreamy, ethereal teen-angst zone that pretty much fuel my ideas for photos and art.

Part of my fashion dedication also goes towards working at a local clothing store- which involves way less glamourous things than I wish it did. The things that I do love about it, however, like successfully styling a costumer and seeing their face light up at their reflection in the mirror, are what make it all worthwhile. The discount also helps with my proclivity towards bank-breaking clothes and all.

During my spring semester at FIT I am taking “Creating the Fashion Figure Level 1” to experiment more in clothing design and sketching. On the other hand I am also taking AP Photography at school and plan on officially mastering the dark room development process WITHOUT permanently damaging at least one film strip per try. I think I may just get there.


Introducing Precollege Blogger: Mikey

Mikey_PrecollegeBlogger_SMSo no matter how difficult this may be it’s definitely one of the more exciting things I’ve had to write about so far.

I guess I should start out simple, Hi there! I guess as you may already know from the title, my name’s Mikey. Although it’s the basics I guess I should mention it all. Ok, so I’m a senior in high school, I’m like super tall, I absolutely love fashion, and I’m one of the spring interns in the Precollege program here at FIT. I guess, you could say that fashion is one of the major key points in my life. I absolutely love personal style and fashion photography.

My goal is to be kinda like Rachel Zoe and Grace Coddington, they’re definitely my role models. I would totally love to be a world-renowned stylist or a fashion maven. I love seeing all sides of the world of fashion, so like for example I’ve styled people, assisted a designer with photography and set design for the launch of her new children’s line. During my free time I do some basic fashion photography (ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!) and I do have some knowledge of design. All that’s left to experience would be writing and modeling, there are other things but I really wanna  just focus on the key points.

So I guess I should move on from that, I absolutely love FIT. It’s definitely one of the schools that I, one hundred percent, want to study in. I actually want to major in Fashion Merchandising, that way I can start my career as a stylist. While working on my career I also want to study Fashion Design, that way I’ll have the business side and the art side under my wing.

So I guess that’s all for now, sorry I’m not the best writer and I don’t really know how to talk about myself, but YEAH! thanks for reading. It’d be cool to hear a little about each of you if you wanna post a comment, maybe we’ll see each other on campus. Hope you have a fantastic day! Bye loves

Congratulations Catia!



Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
HPH 159 55A AM Digital Camera Use and Photography for the Beginner
HPH 168 55A PM Introduction to Traditional and Digital Photography
HPH 169 55A AM Fundamentals of Digital Photography and Photoshop

Were you accepted to FIT this fall too? We’d love to feature you on the blog as well!
Email: for more information

My One True Love, The Sartorialist

Growing up in New York City I learned a really long time ago to keep my head down and walk quickly, because if I look up and slow down, I might see something I don’t want to. I will see something I don’t want to. So I adopted a quick pace and learned to make myself invisible, because life’s easier that way, when no one knows who you are. It’s painful, but it’s easier. I walk so fast, fast enough to make anyone else’s head spin. Wherever I go, I’m going ten miles a minute. And I never stop to think where I’m going because I can’t waste time. I don’t know what I’m saving time for. I just like to keep these minutes, these hours, in my back pocket for a rainy day, for a day when I might need them.

Now Scott Schuman, a lot of you probably don’t know his name, but you probably know his work. He is the publisher of the online photography blog The Sartorialist. He is my favorite photographer. He essentially invented the fashion blog. The only reason I’m writing this today is because of him. And I know I’m contradicting my earlier statement about not liking bloggers, but he’s different. He’s special. He can capture so much emotion in each photograph. All of his pictures are so eerily silent but yet each makes a very distinct sound. His pictures make noise, they carry weight, they carry themselves, and they carried me. They helped me see the beauty of cities and countries that I could only dream about. He opened the door to Narnia, and took me away. He brought me out of Kansas and into Oz. He took me out of the Bronx, and into Milan, and Paris, Florence, Morocco, Madrid. He allows you, for a second, to see the world through his eyes. And his vision is so much more beautiful than mine. Even though he is an adult he maintains an innocence, almost like a child, and he always tells the truth. He makes you believe that the world is good. He made me slow down. He made me look up.

Here are some of my favorite photographs of his. And if you haven’t, I highly recommend looking at his site. He also made a series of videos in partnership with AOL that are really great as well. I promise I’m not being paid to advertise his work. I just think everyone should look at it.