An online portfolio, of sorts.
(New! My photoblog is up: http://www.livejournal.com/users/kiyyik)
I think what makes photography unique among the arts is the fact that instead of creating a work per se, we actually take ordinary things, our everyday surroundings, and observe them and record them in such a way that the art already inherent in them is brought out. I think this is a very important point. As my eye has developed, I find myself more and more stopping in the middle of my everyday movements, seeing something aesthetic in the background, something perhaps that I've seen a hundred, a thousand times before, but now, perhaps just for this moment, it has become beautiful. This, I think, is the crux of photography for me: to find the beautiful in what's in front of you, and capture it, so you can show it to others, and teach them to see it, too.
I've been a shutterbug most of my life. For a long time, of course, I just took pictures as most of us do, storing memories of people and times I wanted to hold on to: precious slivers of time captured before they could disappear into the mists of time and imperfect memory. Over the last few years, however, I have found myself more and more fascinated by the process of photography as a means of expression, and have put a lot of work into my technique. At the same time I've thought a lot about the why of photography, with the above results.
Photography has become very important to me. What started out a hobby has become a love, and perhaps one day it will be my livelihood. I have put this page here to record this evolution; some of these are old, and show my lack of experience. Others are fairly new. I will be adding to them as I go along.
The pictures are broken down into galleries, which can be accessed in the sidebar menu above. Enjoy.
Any comments? Please email me at “kelly michelle email@example.com” (but take the spaces out first)
what it's worth, this site has had this many hits:)