you may have worked it out by now, but i'm a commercial & editorial photographer.
tgp is equipped to handle all aspects of production for shoots of any scale.
two fairly dull facts:
• based in dallas, tx.
• shooting professionally since 2000 (and for free since a long time before that!)
bfa studio art (the degree most likely to result in fast money) university of texas at austin (hook 'em!)
some useless & possibly not even interesting information:
i really like hamburgers and lower case letters.
my husband is a british, i drive a mini and i live on shakespeare place. does this make me an anglophile?
i have a 19 year old pekingese named mogwai who definitely believes he's a human. (and i sort of believe it, too)
i'm basically tech support to everyone i know with an iPhone #backupcareeratthegeniusbar
scientists have yet to pinpoint a 'photography' gene, but... my grandfather was the head of a photographic society in south africa, my uncle was a commercial photographer, my dads first job was in a camera store so.... (imagine twilight zone music) #dork
for those who would prefer a serious artist's statement vs. the twaddle above — here is my attempt:
i graduated with a bfa in studio art with a heavy concentration on photography. i learned virtually nothing about becoming a working photographer, but having my roots in fine art has always felt like a good thing. it gave me an invaluable understanding and reverance for the art. when i pour through the vortex of commercial work out there, i find there is a seduction of styling and location that (sadly) works on too many people. i try to see beyond those things and look for what the photographer brought to the image. so — regardless of the external trappings of a shoot — i always strive to bring something extra to the table, capture a genuine moment, seen in a unique and compelling way.
lastly, i care very much about delivering for my clients — it is their time, their money, their brand and if i’m chosen to represent it, i give 100%.
awards & stuff:
• pdn photo annual website award winner
• portfolio of the month for pdn's photo serve
• featured in found folios 'festivity' and 'deluge' collections • fourth annual alt pick awards - 3rd place / popular vote
I like "quotes"
“if you want reality take the bus.” - David laChapelle
"If I knew how to take a good photograph, I'd do it every time." - Robert Doisneau
"my idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person." - Andy Warhol
"life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one." -Stella Adler
"the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes" -Marcel Proust
A generous and beautiful compliment I received about my work: "You capture immediacy, and find poetry in the mundane moment" - Deb Abramson Kirby
"photography takes me on a unique journey... it’s reality & illusion in one and it leaves a little piece of something permanent behind..." - yours truly
"i think a photograph should be less about what was seen, than how it was seen" - yours truly
anything else you wanna know, just ask! : )
to see what happens when I take a photo without a 'real' camera, my iPhoneography is here on instagram
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