Greetings friends and family, and a special hello to all new followers
I just signed on and saw that I received my third DD! What an honor! It's really quite exciting to be valued on a community that inspired you to become an artist over ten years ago. Funnily enough, today is also the seventh year anniversary of my first Daily Deviation awarded way back on March 20th, 2009. I can't believe how far I've come, and even though it's been nearly ten years since I first started shooting photography, I feel as though my fine art journey has just begun.
I'll be graduating from a technical photography program this year, a program that forced me to do something I didn't imagine myself ever doing: studio portraiture. However, since I was first forced to shoot studio portraits, I've fallen in love, and it has transformed my work. Now I can't imagine doing anything differently.
Last year I took a big step and began selling prints. It's amazed me the amount of support I've received, and this past January I was in my third exhibition already! It's been a thrilling ride and has really lead me to focus on my work and take a look at where it's going. I've been blessed to find a representative with a gallery this year in Detroit, and now I have a new run of prints of my latest work 'Penalty Box' being sold exclusively through that gallery. Check it out! www.galeriecamille.com/prints/…
I believe this image is spearheading a new direction for my work, one that has been transformed by taking a good hard look at my work and my life and figuring out where I stand in regards to my beliefs about the world. It also took realizing that a creative vision is more than a personal style, but rather the soul of the work itself. I'd like to thank all my new followers for joining me on this journey, and I hope that my future work can continue to please and impress you with new ideas and emotions. Daily Deviations are a great way to celebrate the artistic endeavor, and I'm so glad to share this milestone with all of you here.