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March 14, 2011

FourThirteen Photography - Featured Artist

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.


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