We all see this world differently. We all find beauty in things that may not be beautiful to others. We all find things in this world, whether it be art, music, people, or nature…that speak to us in a way that is nothing short of amazing. I’m constantly amazed at how we were all created so uniquely and how each and every one of us sees this world in their own light. Not only is my job super cool because I get to capture other people’s love for one another the way I see it and the way it speaks to me…but I also get to meet tons of other artists who share this love for creating like I do. There is just this special energy and feeling of life that I experience when I meet other artists and get to hear and see the way they view this world. Regardless if you can relate to that or not…I think we can all agree that we all find beauty in this world in our own unique way.
While I was still in school I met a girl who had a certain “something” about her and about her work. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, but I was always in complete awe by the simplicity and truth her work spoke to me. She never worried about what was “in” or what was “technically” correct when it came to her photography. She just always seemed to follow her own path, and that is something I admire greatly about this girl. Be sure to check out her work HERE.
This girl is Susan. Meet Susan Newbold.
Susan is attending school at the Art Institute of Seattle and will be graduation this September with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography! Woo-hoo! After that she plans on continuing her education to receive a Master’s Degree. And now I will turn my little blog stage over to Susan…I hope you all enjoy her work as much as I do! Don’t forget to leave Susan some love in the comment box below…she loves feedback!
‘Landscaped of Indiscretion’ focuses on the relationship between nature and infrastructure. I am preoccupied with how we have come to perceive the world around us, and the resulting connections that form from commonplace boundaries. These boundaries might be obvious, such as birds on a wire, and the fact that I cannot fly, or perhaps a ferry in the distance that I am not on. I do not regard these moments as lost opportunities, or long for some other outcome, rather, I am taking note of them, collecting them as examples of humanness. I am simply taking stock of everyday in order to better absorb and appreciate the world I live in so that I may connect with it more fully.
If you could photograph anyone in the world, who would it be?
Well, honestly most of my photography is people-less. When I do photograph people, it tends to be those that are the closest to me, such as my family and friends. I love those candid unexpected moments of people laughing and truly enjoying themselves. But, I wouldn’t pass up a chance to photography the Dalai Lama if the opportunity ever arose, I have some questions for him.
If I were to look in your camera bag right now, what would I find?
In my camera bag these days you would find a Minolta 35mm with at least two rolls of color film, a polaroid land camera, lens cleaner, and a single tea bag of chai redbush. There is also an assortment of pens, a notebook, a calendar (the paper kind), scissors, business cards and a bus pass.
I have to butt in now…but I just wanted to note that I absolutely love the file names Susan gives her images. For example, the one below is titled, “Home Is Where Your Heart Is“.
If you had a time machine, where would you go?
If I had a time machine I would head back into the 1920’s and 30’s and go to Paris. I love the speakeasy era with fringy flapper girls and dandy gents with fedoras dancing somewhere along a back alleyway in a smokey club. And Paris just happened to be the center of arts and culture, it would have been bustling with artists, writers, and poets during that time.
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
I want to fly. Actually, I’m not even sure if that is a super power, but it should be!
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
There are many places I would love to travel to, but towards the top of my list would be Italy. I love Italian food, the language is lovely, and I’ve heard that the countryside is beautiful.
Isn’t Susan so great!? Thank you so much Susan for being this weeks “Featured Artist Friday“. I look forward to seeing how your photography grows and the journey you will walk. If you would like to inspire others and be a part of the Featured Artist Friday’s, shoot me an email and we’ll chat!
If you have any questions, or any feedback on her work, she would love to hear from you! So either leave her some love here on my blog or you can go check out more of her awesome work by visiting her WEBSITE. You can also send some words her way by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org