The girl behind the camera:
I’m an artist turned photographer. Before the camera my mediums of choice were charcoal, pencil, pastel and watercolors.
I started photography just this year, May of 2012. I hadn’t done much artistically in a few years due to grad school but when I picked up a camera it was true love at first click. Oh boy was I in love! You know what I mean, the make you sick, butterflies kinda of love. I keep waiting for that feeling to fad away but so far, I’m still in full honeymoon stage!
Currently I am using a Nikon D3100 with a 35mm and 50mm lens. I’m hoping to expand my lens collection this Christmas (*hint hint* family members! :)
In addition to photography I’m pursuing my PhD in Sociology at the University of California, Davis. I guess this kinda explains why I’m a people photographer ;)
My Photography Philosophy:
Most of us go through life with very few pictures of ourselves that capture our true personality. _Authentic, fun with a twist of editorial style_ best describes my photos. I love nothing more than shooting people who are camera shy and making them have fun, feel comfortable and themselves in front of the camera.
To catch shots like these I aim to capture the “cracks” between people’s performance for the camera. Everyone has the instinct to “pose” when faced with a camera. My challenge is to catch those tiny moments when that “pose” breaks down and we get a glimpse of their real self shining through.