STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE

Stephen Loewinsohn

Job Title:

Art Teacher

Department:

Fine and Performing Arts

Email:

Phone: (510) 577-9100

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Started at O'Dowd:

2022

Degrees: 

BA Cinema Production - San Francisco State University

Originally from:

Oakland CA

Why I Teach:

I teach because I love to share my passion for visual storytelling. Photography and filmmaking are life-changing activities that have taken me places I never could have imagined.

Most powerful teaching technique:

Why are the subjects you teach important?:

Photography and video are more important than ever before. Today, everyone is a creator, and I want O'Dowd's students to be the best, most innovative creators they can be.

Favorite quotes:

"Pick a flower on earth, and you move the farthest star." -Paul Dirac

Favorite trivia:

The most viewed photograph in history is the default wallpaper from Microsoft Windows XP.

Recommended visual media:

Movies:
Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)
The Florida Project (2017)
Come on, Come on (2021)

TV:
Black Mirror
Ru Paul's Drag Race
Stranger Things

Instagram:
@beholdcreators
@91kilometers
@brianabreaks
@thiendog

Recommended reads:

Some recent faves:
All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
The Gold Finch - Dona Tartt
The 57 Bus - Dashka Slater
Remembrance of Earth's Past (????) - Cixin Liu
Dog Man: Mothering Heights - Dav Pilkey

Hobbies or outside interests:

In no particular order: 3D printing, drones, motorcycles, hiking, raising two amazing kids, photography, video games, guitar, and about a zillion other things.