Episode 7 Origins: Dennis Santella

“You have a vacuum cleaner that’s reversed, a couple of pipe fittings, and now an old barbecue that you cut the bottom out of and you have a forge that you can use…and we started making knives in the backyard…” Dennis has degrees in Neuroscience and Behavior, Environmental Health Science, and Visual Arts. It’s no surprise that many of his answers in our conversation are carefully explained from several points of view. Dennis resists making a direct connection from his educational background and interests to his photographic projects, but you can see the influences in the projects that explore behavior, technology, environment, and cultural history. Check out some of Dennis’ work and some other references that come up during the show: Website: http://www.santella.org/dennis/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/ds709/ Affirmation Arts: http://www.affirmationarts.com Lost Art Press: http://blog.lostartpress.com Wisdom of the Hands: http://wisdomofhands.blogspot.com Poetry Foundation: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/179870 http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/178191 Hosts: Michael Chovan-Dalton and Kai McBride Visit thephotoshow.org Follow us on Twitter twitter.com/realphotoshow and on Instagram instagram.com/realphotoshow/ Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/realphotoshow Music by @pataphysics-1