Photography at Orange Coast College

Address: 2701 Fairview Rd. Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Buildings: Art Center 2nd Floor & Fine Arts First Floor
Directions: Google Map
Phone (714) 432-5524
Fax: (714) 432-6860

Faculty & Staff


Leslie McCallLeslie McCall

Department Chair / Full-time Faculty
Office Location: Art Center 330
Office Phone: 714-432-0202 Ext. 21241
Photo A107, A108, A120, A123, A125, A180, A188, A280, A260-267
On-Campus and Online Modalities

Leslie has over 30 years of creative and diverse experience in commercial, conceptual, and digital photographic instruction, as well as, professional photography studio ownership and management. She has a BFA in Photography from Art Center College of Design and an MFA in Photography from the College of Art & Design at Lesley University. Leslie has operated her own commercial studio specializing in food, product, and architecture for advertising.

Clients Include: Nestle Corporation, Ralphs Grocery Stores, Albertson’s Grocery Stores, Gourmet Cuisine Foods, Allen Wertz Candy, Rite Aid, Ford Motor Company, Honda Motor Company, Ultra Wheel Corporation, Sinclaire-Ameritone Paint Corporation, Sherwin Williams Paint Company, The Walt Disney Corporation, Admiral Cruises, 1928 Jewelry Company and Individual Architects.

Leslie also managed A&I Digital Imaging in Hollywood where she became immersed in digital imaging workflow, color management, and digital printing. Her professional experience ranges from large, medium, and small format analog, to large, medium, and small digital capture, as well as all aspects of digital image workflow.

"My teaching philosophy is based upon a profound commitment to the learning process and facilitating students’ progress toward their personal and professional goals. I feel that a strong technical foundation must be balanced with conceptual exploration. I want my students to be challenged and have fun while creating compelling images.”

Torii Ott

Torii Ott

Lab Coordinator / Adjunct Faculty
​​​Office Phone:  (714) 432-5874
Office Location: Art Center 223​​
Office Hours: 7am - 5:30pm, Monday-Thursday
Photo A120, A123, A125

Torii first joined the Photo Department 1996. As the Lab Coordinator, he oversees the daily operations of the Photo Department. He also teaches Basic Photography.

Jim DavisJim Davis

​​​Instructional Associate
​​​Office Phone:  (714) 432-5523
Office Location: Art Center 224​​
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 11a.m. - 10p.m.


Blade GillissenBlade Gillissen

Full-time Faculty
​​​Office Phone: (714) 432-5844
Office Location: Art Center 332​​
Photo A120, A123 Online, A127, A128, A141, A142, A143, A287

Blade has taught classes in basic photography, view camera, lighting, product, advanced darkroom techniques, the zone system, and alternative processes since 1998. He has a special interest in historical processes and has worked extensively with gum bichromate printing, platinum printing, and pinhole photography. He also works as a consultant, technical writer, and editor, most notably as a technical consultant for Photography, the textbook by Barbara London and John Upton, he also sits on several advisory boards. Blade is an avid collector of photographic prints and rare photographic books. Before becoming an educator, he owned and operated a commercial photography business that specialized in product, lifestyle, and portrait photography.


Eve LuckringEve Luckring

Full-time Faculty
Office Location: Art Center 334Email:​Photo A101, A120, A123, A200, A260, A261, A283,
Eve Luckring has been a member of the Orange Coast College Photography Department since 1999. She fell in love with Photography way back in 1980 and started her career working for The Paul Strand Archive and Aperture magazine, and then as a staff photographer for the Department of Agriculture and Cooperative Extension System at the University of Delaware. She received her MFA from UCLA. Before joining the faculty at OCC she taught at University of Southern California, California Institute for the Arts, Chapman College, Otis Art Institute, and UCLA. She exhibits in galleries and museums internationally.

Richard KraftRichard Kraft

Full-time Faculty
​​​Office Phone: (714) 432-5703
Office Location: Art Center 335​​
Office Hours: Tuesday 7-9am (On-Line) & Thursday 7-9am
Photo A120, 122, A123, A125, A130

 Agatha IbranossianAgatha Ibranossian

Full-time Faculty
Office Phone: (714) 432-5703
Office Location:Art Center 305
Office Hours: TBA
Photo A109, A120, A123, A125, A180, A220, A282

Agatha Ibranossian began her teaching career in the spring of 2000, at Golden West Community College. She had the privilege of adding Los Angeles City College, and Glendale Community College to her teaching experience prior to joining the Orange Coast College faculty full time in 2006. She earned her BFA degree in Photography from Art Center College of Design in 1999 and shortly thereafter; established a commercial photography business. She has photographed portraits, food, and fashion accessories for over ten years. In 2010 Agatha earned her MA degree in Educational Leadership and is currently teaching courses in professional photography, fashion and portraiture. Agatha is currently a PhD candidate at CSU and is looking forward to continuing her teaching and learning experience.

Blade GillissenJohn Hesketh

Part-time Faculty

John Hesketh has taught photography at Orange Coast College for 27 years and more recently at Santa Monica College. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. His art is found in many public and private collections including Principal Financial (Des Moines, IA), the California Museum of Photography at UC Riverside, Maison Europeenne de la Photographie (Ville de Paris), and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. 


Jonathan FletcherJonathan Fletcher

Part-time Faculty
Office Location:  Fine Arts 104
Office Phone:  949-378-2525
Photo A120, A122, A123, A187

Jonathan Fletcher has been involved in photography for more than 25 years. He holds an MFA from the Art Institute of Boston and a BA from UC Santa Barbara. He has worked in both commercial and fine arts photography. His personal work, which is held in collections throughout the country, explores aspects of time and perspective using self-built pinhole cameras. In 2006 he served as technical advisor to The Great Picture project, a massive effort to turn an F-18 jet hanger at El Toro Marine Corps base into the worlds largest pinhole camera. The resulting 31ft x 111ft image is listed with the Guinness Book as the world's largest single photograph. He also has a passion for all of the antiquated "alternative" processes used in the late 19th and early 20th century. Jonathan has taught photography for the past 10 years at The School of Photography at Orange Coast College.

Damian TsutsumidaDamian Tsutsumida

Part-time Faculty
Office Location: Fine Arts 104
Photo A120, A123, A285, A289

Chauncey BayesChauncey Bayes

Part-time Faculty
Office Location: Fine Arts 104
Office Phone: 714-432-5021
Photo A120, A187


native of the Newport Beach/Costa Mesa area, Chauncey has been a commercial photographer and designer for over 30 years. His clients included such companies as IBM, TimeLife Books, Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, City of New York and Volt International.

His specialties are in corporate and institutional publications and advertising. This includes conceptual design, photographic imaging, production and printing. His experiences in corporate advertising have given him a broad base from which to draw from and he brings that working knowledge to the classroom. He has extensive experience in all photographic formats and mediums including high-end digital imaging and imaging software."​

Will Hare

Part-time Faculty
Office Location: Fine Arts 104
Photo A120, A180, A289

Chauncey BayesChelsea Mosher

Part-time Faculty
Office Location: Fine Arts 104
Photo A101
Chelsea Mosher lives and works in Southern California. Her work is represented in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and was included in the recent LACMA publication, 27 LA Photographers. Her limited edition, handmade book, Shallow Seas, published by, is held in the special collections of LACMA, Stanford Libraries, and Virginia Commonwealth University. She has exhibited widely in the US; most recently in Art Forum Critics’ Pick, Southland, Gallery Luisotti, (Los Angeles, CA) and the landmark exhibition, In the Sunshine of Neglect: Defining Photographs and Radical Experiments in Inland Southern California at UCR Arts: California Museum of Photography.

Chauncey BayesHiroshi Clark

Part-time Faculty
Office Location: Fine Arts 104
Photo A225

Hiroshi Clark began teaching in 2016. Since then, he has taught at various institutions in Southern California. In 2004 he began making photos and in 2007 started his undergraduate education at Art Center College of Design. Following his graduation in 2010 he worked on various photo projects including a series about blue collar workers and starting a zine publishing collective with his peers. He has worked as a fine art printer at A&I and as the advanced photo technician at USC.


Hiroshi’s work has been exhibited in various galleries in Los Angeles and he is received his MFA in Art from the University Of California, Irvine in 2022