Thursday, August 5, 2010

Q&A with Love to Create

1). So, what inspired you to become a photographer?

I have always liked taking pictures, and when I upgraded to a DSLR a few years ago, I started taking a stronger interest in it. I took workshops and classes to learn more, and ultimately ended up enrolling for the degree program at NOVA. The Associates in photography should compliment my BS in Graphic Design well. I will finish after this Fall. My part-time hobby has slowly become a second (or maybe third) part-time career.

2). You do multiple types of photography—wedding photography, location shoots, etc. Which type of photography do you enjoy the most and why?

I really don’t have a favorite style of photography. In fact, when people ask what I shoot, I usually say “anything that catches my eye or is interesting.” I think the product categories I have to offer reflect a lot of what I like, though. I have sports shots, nature ones, lighthouses, religious and even a miscellaneous catchall category, too. I do think that I am getting more comfortable taking people’s portraits, and they are some of my favorite shots lately. I try to have enough variety in my work to interest everyone who stops by my booth at art shows, and also know enough about things, like wedding photography to be able to offer that service, as well.

3). What three words would you use to describe your craft?
Different perspective (that’s two words, I know!). Fun and Colorful.

4). If you could photograph any place in the world, where would it be?

Probably Italy or some tropical island. Actually, anywhere in Europe would be amazing.

5). Where can we find your photography outside the Ballston Arts & Crafts Market?

  • You can visit my website for my market schedule or to contact me.
  • A Show of Hands in Del Ray (I just gave them about 60-70 new pieces.)

  • The First Saturday Alexandria Art Market (September 4th from 10am - 4pm.)
  • Etsy: I don’t have all of my work up yet, but it’s a work in progress. Also, if someone sees something they love, but I don’t have that size at a show, I can put it up on etsy within 24 hours.
  • My Facebook page

Bonus question: So, ninja pandas or a yeti. Who would win?

Ninja pandas for sure. They are so stealthy and can use nun chucks and swords … The Yeti doesn’t stand a chance.

Find Love to Create in their usual spot, Booth #9, at the August 14th Ballston Arts & Crafts Market.


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