I am kind of bias when it comes to my blog post because the Artist I chose is also my Best friend. We have been friends for close to 10 years. Her name is Mary Sikorski and shes a 24 year old that does photography as a hobby. Mary also is very good at painting and drawing but I love her photography most. Mary hopes that one day she can do photography for more than just a hobby. She has been offered to be paid/asked to take photos several times by friends and family. A lot of photos she does with herself as model but she has also taken many photographs of family and friends. Ever since I met Mary and saw some of her photos I have always loved them. I love the creativity she puts into them and the feel of them. A lot of her photographs have a vintage feel. She gets a lot of her clothes from her moms old wardrobe or from thrift stores. When it comes to her photos a lot of thought goes into them from what she is wearing to what her makeup and hair should look like as well as what props she may be using. Mary has been doing photography for many years now. She has been doing it it ever since she was in 8th grade. Her first camera was a point and shoot cannon camera that her dad gave her for a birthday gift. What inspired her to want to take photos is because she saw photographs of other people on the internet and it made her want to take photographs herself. I asked her if she has a favorite photograph but she said; “No, I don’t think I do. I still don’t think I’ve gotten to where I want to be with my skills with my camera, when I accomplish that, then I’ll probably have a favorite photograph.” I personally have so many favorite pictures of hers. I was very had for me too choose between older photographs that I have always loved and my new favorites of hers. One pictures that really stands out to me is the one where she painted colored dots going from her chest onto her face. I really like this picture because she looks like a piece of artwork being photographed. Mary has a favorite style when it comes to taking photographs. She likes for her pictures to have a cinematic style. Like scenes that you’d see from a movie, not in everyday life. If your interested in Mary’s photograph and would like to ask her any questions and or have her take some photographs for you, you can contact her at VintageAlbum@yahoo.com. You can also look at more of Mary’s photographs here: maryjacinta.deviantart.com (if the link doesn’t work, please copy and paste into browser)
- Do you believe that Photograph is considered an art form?
Do you have a favorite style of photography?
Do you think that someone that takes a photograph such as on their camera phones could be considered a photographer? Or does it take more of an effort?