Portrait Photographer

I chose Vivian Maier as my favorite portrait photographer. Her work caught my eye with the authentic feel of her subjects. I felt as though I was stepping into a day in their lives in one photograph. Her portraits told a story that left me wanting to know more about that moment, the background behind that single snapshot. These portraits inspire me to go out and capture authentic moments.

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Textures

My first collection of textures was based on the contrasts between rock, water, and plants. I tried to show the life through the movement of water, the serenity of the still rock, and the vitality of the living vegetation.

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My second collection of textures was made up of objects that gave the feeling of fall and Halloween. The colors of the four corners seemed like autumn to me.

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Inspiration in Nature

Nature is beautiful, wild, and inspirational. Being in nature is soothing and awe inspiring. I have been inspired by the wonders that I have seen on mountaintops, at the edge of still lakes, and in the middle of dense forests to capture these magical moments through photography. Ansel Adams, a famous nature photographer, has been a great inspiration for my photography. His use of light and contrast in his images brings out the focus of what he captures. He conveys the raw elegance of the wild in this still life form. I am inspired by his black and white photography. He is able to show the magnificence of his subject and give it a serinity not seen in many works that I have seen before. His work, done long before digital cameras, shows the incredible skill that great photographers have.

These are two of the photographs from Ansel Adams that I love.

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