In the Shadows of Life | COLLECTION TWENTY-FOUR

In the Shadows of Life | COLLECTION TWENTY-FOUR

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”
― Ted GrantNiki

Niki Boon Photography

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Lens & Beauty

Kelly September

Kelly Jacobi Photography

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Ana Rosenberg

Kate

Kate Vellacott pictures

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Cate Wnek Photography

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Photographs by Jennifer Your Life/ My Art

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In The Shadows of Life | Collection TWENTY-THREE

 

“Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides.”

~Junichiro Tanizaki

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Niki Boon Photography

Janielle Aug Shadows

Lens & Beauty

Kelly Aug Shadows

Kelly Jacobi Photography

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Ana Rosenberg

Kate

Kate Vellacott pictures

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Cate Wnek Photography

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Photographs by Jennifer Your Life/ My Art

In The Shadows of Life Featured Photographer | The Timekeeper

“I think there are a lot of ways to define “mood”, and it differs from image to image. It can be the action in your subject, or the location, or simply your use of light and shadow. I like to combine several of these elements in my images to add depth and emotion.We couldn’t agree more with this sentiment by Holly Awwad. While us as a collective navigate more towards a specific type of “mood” for our story-telling, we recognize this can be achieved in many ways. We love how Holly always manages to find that extra bit of depth and emotion to pull us in.

Please join us in getting to know more from the beautiful work of The Timekeeper.

 

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?

I love to break the rules. I think it’s  so you can artfully and purposefully break them to fulfill your vision. Personally, I am drawn to images that stand out and are unique. Since it is so common to have bright, vibrant, colorful lifestyle images, I enjoy introducing moody black and whites filled with light and shadow to help draw people into my work and tell a story.

 

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?

I think there are a lot of ways to define “mood”, and it differs from image to image. It can be the action in your subject, or the location, or simply your use of light and shadow. I like to combine several of these elements in my images to add depth and emotion. Basically, I like to take a visual image and transform it into something you can feel.

  

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

I have always liked black and whites for lifestyle photography because I think it adds a documentary feel to the images. But I also think that using light and shadow and dramatic contrast can make an ordinary image extraordinary.

 

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

I think they go hand in hand. You can’t have a shadow without light. I love seeing light in many forms and seeing how I can manipulate the light and shadows to create something beautiful.

  

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

My muses are my girls. They are three of my favorite people in the entire world. I am driven to capture their childhood and childhood in general because of how quickly it goes by. I want to freeze time so I can return to these fleeting moments over and over. Childhood is full of innocence and nostalgia, which to me makes it a gorgeous time to capture.

  

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

When shooting in low light, I like to expose for the highlights and also slightly over expose in camera. I can then bring down exposure in post processing to minimize noise and create dramatic shadows and highlights.

  

What keeps you going when you feel uninspired?


My girls, for sure. They are always doing something that motivates me to pick up my camera. Also, if I’m really in a rut, scouting for new locations can help get the creative juices flowing again.

  

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


Golden hour for sure due to the gorgeous light and long shadows. 

  

What’s in your camera bag?

Nikon D610, Sigma 70-200 2.8, Sigma Art 35, 85 1.8, 50 1.8

  

JPEG or RAW? Photoshop or Lightroom?

Raw all the way and both LR an LR and PS… Although I process all my black and whites in Lightroom.

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In The Shadows of Life | Collection TWENTY-ONE

Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides.

-Junichiro Tanizaki

 
Privizzini’s Passion


Cate Wnek Photography

Kate Vellacott pictures

Kelly Jacobi Photography

Ana Rosenberg 


Photographs by Jennifer


Niki Boon Photography

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In The Shadows of Life Favorites | May 16-29

In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated

-August Sander

AMY VICK PHOTOGRAPHYAmy Vick Photography

SVEN BERGER

Sven Berger

BRANDI STAFFORD

Brandi Stafford

DESRA RAMEY PHOTOGRPAHY

Desra Ramey- Photography

JANET CROUCH PHOTOGRAPHY

Janet Crouch Photography

MARLENE FOREVER YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHYMarlene Forever Young Photography

OLIVIA PHOTOGRAPHYOlivia photography

PHOTO ART BY JESSICAPhoto:  Art by Jessica

PHOTOS BY EVE RASHIDPhotos by Eve Rashid

RUBYLEE PHOTOGRAPHY

Rubylee Photography

TATIANA REUBRECHT PHOTOGRAPHY 2Tatiana Reubrecht Photography

In The Shadows of Life | Collection TWENTY-ONE

In The Shadows of Life | Collection TWENTY-ONE

Find beauty not only in the thing itself, but in the pattern of the shadows, the light, and the dark which that thing provides

-Junichiro Tanizaki

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Ana Rosenberg

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Lens & Beauty

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Privizzini’s Passion – My life in Art

Kelly May Shadows

Kelly Jacobi Photography

Kate  (1)

Kate Vellacott pictures

Shadows May Jennifer

Photographs by Jennifer

Niki Boon - April 2016

Niki Boon Photography

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Cate Wnek Photography

In the Shadows of Life | Weekly Favorites (April 17 – May 1)

In the Shadows of Life | Weekly Favorites (April 17 – May 1)

Erin VonRuden Keogh‎

Erin VonRuden Keogh

Teresa Vick Photography

Teresa Vick Photography

Brandi Thompson Photographer

Brandi Thompson: Photographer

Painted Sparrow Photography

Painted Sparrow Photography

 Sven Berger‎
Tiffany Erb Photography
Solas Images
2B Seen Photography
Dotka Photography
Moments by Mancuso
Lizzy Loo Photography
The Preservationist‎
Haley Rosa Photography
Kristin Hiatt Photography
Lou Firli Photographic‎

In The Shadows of Life Favorites (April 4-17)

Shadow is a color as light it, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones

-Paul Cezanne

 

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Catchnkiss Photography

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Desra Ramey- Photography

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Erin Hensley, Photographer

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Holly Nicole Photography

JESSICA WYNDER PHOTOGRAPHY

Jessica Wynder Photography

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kelly m photography

kiberly walla photography

Kimberly Walla Photography

lauren webster photography

Lauren Webster Photography

lisa kathan photography

Lisa Kathan Photography

MEAGAN DWYER PHOTOGRAPHY

Meagan Dwyer Photography

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Moments by Mancuso

PRETTY PIXELS PHOTOGRAPHY

Pretty Pixels Photography

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SOLAS IMAGES

Solas Images

In The Shadows of Life | Collection TWENTY

In The Shadows of Life | Collection TWENTY

To love beauty is to see light.” ~ Victor Hugo

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Ana Rosenberg

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Lens & Beauty

Amber April

Privizzini’s Passion – My life in Art

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Kelly Jacobi Photography

Kate April

Kate Vellacott pictures

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Photographs by Jennifer

Niki - shadows March 2016

Niki Boon Photography

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Cate Wnek Photography