In the Shadows of Life | Weekly Favorites (2/15 – 2/22)

Light and Shadow

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In The Shadows of Life Featured Photographer | February

“Deep connections and deep emotions are beautifully highlighted by the light and the shadows. I am looking for emotion and connection in all my images.” Connections and emotions is right. Those are definitely the two words that come to mind when we think of Kelly Tyak’s work. Kelly has a way to especially create a deep connection that is formed between the viewer and the subject. Her images are always intriguing, always leaving the viewer asking questions, wanting to know more, eyes roaming around and around the image and always coming back to that point of impact. We are so very proud that she is here sharing a little bit of her time, words and strikingly beautiful images with us. Please continue along to get to know the very talented Kelly from kelly m photography.

 

 

1. Childhood and lifestyle images are often full of color and joy. How do you feel about breaking the perceived rules of photography by portraying such images in a different way?

Proud. I think it is easy to interpret emotions and mood through colour. To interpret in black and white is challenging – but when done right, is oh so beautiful.

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2. For us as a group, the use of deep strong shadows is what sets the mood in our lifestyle images. How do you define “mood” in your own lifestyle photographs?

‘mood’ – the connection between the light and the shadows – the interpretation of this light and the shadows to create the overall emotional tone of the image.

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3. Why do you like portraying your lifestyle images in this way? What draws you to this style of photography?

Deep connections and deep emotions are beautifully highlighted by the light and the shadows. I am looking for emotion and connection in all my images.

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4. When shooting in beautiful light, what attracts you more- the light, or the shadows that go with it?

The connection. The connection between the light and the shadows and how this connection can be used to interpret the emotion.

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5. What do you find inspiring in childhood that drives your need to capture it?

Curiosity, strength, weakness, leadership, love, protection, innocence, independent – the connection between these is pure art.

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6. Can you give one tip on how to shoot in “moody” light or low light?

Tip – use the connection between the light and shadows to your advantage.

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7. What keeps you going when you feel uninspired?

Children are amazing. Their ability to react or not react to any given scenario is beautiful. Uninspired ? watch, observe, follow children. The connection that they have with their emotions and their surroundings is always inspirational.

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8. What is your favorite time of day to photograph ? And why?

Any. I am interested in photographing the connections.

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9. What’s in your camera bag?

Nikon D600, 50mm 1.4 and a some blue tac for freelensing.

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10. JPEG or RAW? Photoshop or Lightroom?

RAW, Lightroom with a little bit of this and a little bit of that in PS.

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In the Shadows of Life | Weekly Favorites (2/8 – 2/15)

“A song she heard / Of cold that gathers / Like winter’s tongue
Among the shadows / It rose like blackness / In the sky / That on volcano’s / Vomit rise
A Stone of ruin / From burn to chill / Like black moonrise
Her voice fell still…”

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In The Shadows Of Life Collaborative | Collection SEVEN

Black and white are the colors of photography.  To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.

-Robert Frank

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