Portraits With Depth

I missed Friday, but here’s the inspiration to start out your week!

I’ve found myself looking at photography a bit differently these days. Looking at it from the perspective of how I want to be shooting and what I want to be shooting. Before, in the past year or so, I’ve just been shooting. Picking up the camera when it strikes me. Playing, not thinking. I’ve been wanting to think more about it. What that means, I’m not sure but I think there’s something to explore, about myself, about the way I see the world.

I love when a photographer has a clear vision. A statement that is all theirs. Julie Blackmon is this kind of photographer. I discovered her through another blog and was struck by her vision. So clear, so unique. I immediately went to her site and looked through all of her work. I was touched most by her series called “Mind Games”. She’s the oldest of nine children and the mother of three and uses her experiences as her inspiration. This quote is my favorite line from her artist statement…
“As an artist and as a mother, I believe life’s most poignant moments come from the ability to fuse fantasy and reality: to see the mythic amidst the chaos.” Julie Blackmon

I hope you enjoy her work as much as I do. Here are four of my favorites from the Mind Game series.

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