Well, I had every intention of shopping to my little hearts content at my local flea market this weekend, but I ended up having a lovely time with my beautiful sister instead!
So,in light of that, I am going to do a featured artist post for today .
My sister Chelsea is a mega-talented woman. I know that you're thinking..."well, she's your sister you have to say that." Of course I am a bit biased and all, but I also have a great eye for art and detail and talent...so I know it when I see it. She has been doing photography for years and has grown leaps and bounds with it. I decided to interview her for my blog and post some of her photos.
You can see more of her work here.
Q: How long have you been taking pictures?
A: I have been taking pictures since my parents bought me a HUGE, yellow, waterproof camera when I was 6.
Q: Who taught you/where did you study?
A: I am self taught but hella inspired. I love browsing photographer's blogs on deviantart.com. I adore creative people especially the ones who can transform that creativity into art. Some of my favorite photogs who have helped and guided me along the way are; Steve Stanton, Travis Howard, Jeremy Lawson, Katie Day and Alec Vanderboom. All people I look up to a lot.
Q: What is your photo style?
A: I'm not sure I've developed a style yet or not, but some of what I strive for is genuine color, genuine expressions and capturing people for who they are. I love LIGHT and I'm a sucker for black and white.
Q: What do you look for in a picture/moment?
A:I have a passion for photojournalism. Real life, real moments. Nothing forced or phony. WhenI take pictures I try to get REAL smiles, REAL looks of adoration between people. I guess what I look for in photos is the real-ness. ;)
Q: Who is your biggest inspiration?
A: People inspire me. Period. I could people watch all day. Everyone is so unique and beautiful in one way or another. (Cheesy I know)
Q: What kind of camera do you use?
A:I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II and I absolutely love it!
Q: What is your advice for fellow photographers just getting started?
A: My advice? Do it because you want to not just for money or the trend. Try not to over edit (guilty).
Do it as an expression of yourself and you can't mess up.
Q: Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years?
A: In five years I'd like to be continuing working for non for profit photo journalistic projects like: http://www.thetinyhopeproject.com/ and http://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/
I'd like to be traveling overseas regularly, photographing children and families to help raise awareness, and financial provision for people in need.