Creativity Captured by Chromatic Club

Freshen up your Instagram feed by unleashing your inner modeling and photography skills with this trendy club.

If you’re searching for a new creative outlet to express yourself, or searching for a confidence booster, Chromatic Club is the place for you. Inspired by the one started at SUNY Geneseo, SUNY New Paltz’s Chromatic Club was built to create a community that invigorates the magic of visual arts. 

President Shakira Akila allows her tarot cards to catch some light in this Whimsical Goth shoot. Photo courtesy of Julie Marasco 

Each Friday, students can gather to explore art, photography, makeup, fashion and props together. In addition, members can vote weekly on the themes they are most interested in. 

Some themes that the club has previously done include: Whimsical Goth, Fairies and Elves, That 70’s Shoot, Valentine’s Day, Flower Power and many more. Photoshoots often take place all across the campus and town of New Paltz, along with indoor shoots occurring in the Lecture Center. Just because certain shoots are inside, it doesn’t stump the creativity of the club, since a variety of backdrops are often utilized. 

Sophomore Marisa Pepe plays with gothic props on a freaky Friday the 13th. Photo Courtesy of Julie Marasco

President Shakira Akila joined the club when founder Ofek Preis decided to bring it to SUNY New Paltz. “Being in this club has given me confidence not only in myself through my experiences modeling, but also in my creative abilities through the creations I’ve taken part in,” Akila said. 

When looking for a photography club to join, vice president Daniel Nicholas was attracted to Chromatic for its “creative edge.” For those struggling with self-expression, members should know that “there are no limits to creativity within Chromatic, and I see that as something that goes hand-in-hand with expression,” Nicholas said.  

Chromatic is welcome to anyone and everyone who wants to explore and have some fun, like members Lauren O’Hara and Bella Russo shown above. Photo courtesy of Julie Marasco

There’s something for everyone in the club. Even if someone doesn’t like photography or modeling, they can help by being a “part of the planning, publishing and behind-the-scenes work of the meetings,” Nicholas offered.  

Give your Instagram feed a makeover that’ll surprise your followers and sweep in the “likes.” Who said dressing up was only for kids? At Chromatic, photography and styling clothes is fun for everyone. Join Chromatic on Fridays, with times, themes and scenes to be posted.

Julie Marasco

Julie Marasco is a 21-year-old journalism major at SUNY New Paltz, originally from Oceanside, New York. She previously copyedited for an internship at The Culture We Deserve. Having been published in WFNP, The Teller Magazine and The Poodle on campus, she hopes to become an editor or a writer with a beat in arts and entertainment.

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