My partner and usual head-of-the-blog Olivier has given me free rein he's very busy with family and health issues. So I took it upon myself to start a new project. On my blog, I have made a post about readers being featured here on The Inspired Eye blog. There is a very nice response so far and I am starting things now
If you wish to be on the blog, please send an email here and I will send you the info.
So all you fine people, here is our first Featured Photographer.
1. Please tell us a little about you and what you do with photography.
My name is Roslyn Julia, I grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York State and I currently reside in Brooklyn. With my photography, I like to capture the true essence and energy of each moment and subject depicted.
2. What inspired you to want to be a photographer?
Before I even remember, I was interested in seeing the world through the camera and the magic of being able to look back on a moment after it had passed. I followed that urge and curiosity from a young age, and I still am today.
3. Could you provide some ideas as to where you seek and find inspiration to keep working?
Lately, I have been very interested in capturing portraits. I love to spend a few hours with a person that I might not know well and attempt to get to know them enough to be able to portray their essence through a still photograph. This process is very intriguing and exciting for me.
4. Do you prefer B&W vs Color or do you work in both and please explain why you work in what you do?
I love my images to be a little less saturated and over all a little brighter then your eye would have seen the scene. I use kodak portra and can't get enough of those muted tones.
5. What cameras and lenses are you currently using?
Lately I've been using my Mamiya 645 and various 35mm film cameras
6. What processing software do you use?
I scan my film on an Epson and tweak it only a tiny bit with that software.
7. When it’s all said and done, how satisfied are you with your images and your journey as a photographer?
I am always satisfied and grateful more and more with every shoot. My favorite images are all authentic moments. I know this journey will continue my entire life and that is the fun in it. It's not about the destination it's all about the journey!
Each participant will be able to post up to 6 photos with a personal description of each.
image 1. I'm always amazed at the colors and patterns in gorges. It's crazy to think that a giant iceberg did that to the land.. and now many people come there to experience its greatness in awe and to swim in its waters
image 2. A close friend the day he wrote, “am I dreaming?” on his arm. This is one of my favorite images.
image 3. Taken at the home where I grew up while it was snowing lightly. I adore how the light, branches, snow and the garage all seem to blend in, touch, go in and out of each other and act as one.
image 4. Taken while in a moving vehicle, like a lot of my landscapes are. At first I wasn't sure if the guard rail bothered me or not but over time I grew to love it in the photograph. I think it's interesting how even when we are in a car, moving, gazing past telephone lines and rails, we can still look over to that vast hill and feel a connection with it. It's a very peculiar thing in fact.
image 5. Taken at a magical waterfall my friends and I visit many times each summer. I think every person should hangout underneath a waterfall and jump through it at least once in their life.
image 6. The light leak in this image came out of nowhere, this camera doesn't ever make them so I like to think of it as an entity showing itself.
I'd like to thank Roslyn for stepping up and helping me with this project. No, she' not the only one but she was first and she did everything asked of her without hesitation. I bow to thee my friend.
Photography is more about communication than anything else. So, if we are visual communicators, we must allow for different language and syntax in what others find to say. For me, it's the most interesting part of photography, not making my own work but seeing others works and how that effects me.
There are more coming and I say again, shoot me an email here and I'll send you the info.
Check out Roslyn's website here