Lauren Castellana is a photographer from Baltimore, Maryland. She works as the Director of Photographic Services for the Marketing & Communications Department at Towson University. Castellana has been with TU for over seven years and has shaped the photographic identity of the university with award-winning work. She has a BFA and is graduating with an MFA this spring. Castellana’s love of lighting and cinema shapes her art, creating complex environmental portraits that verge on the surreal. She also has a passion for teaching lighting classes and workshops, internationally and locally at MICA and Towson.