Saturday, May 4, 2013

My First Art Show

Last night was the much anticipated photo show! We had a successful outcome and turnout and a lot of fun. I'm excited for the next one! 
Kayla, Martin, Alli, Jessika, Emilio, me, Cara 
My artist statement:
"I have always been drawn to the human figure in art for as long as I can remember. Even as a child I drew more people than any other subject. I enjoy portraits and have recently wanted to photograph children. This challenge has turned into a fascination with children and I have become more interested in the child’s back-story and their life at home. I am interested in how children are raised, who raises them, and how it affects their personalities and behaviors. I believe that the very early stages of a person’s life are crucial because it is the time when they are most influenced by their caregiver(s) rather than their peers. I am exploring how this relationship can be represented through photographs.

 This photo documentation follows a dozen children from the ages of 1 to 4 in their home or in a place they call home. Interactions between caregivers and children, siblings, and friends are shown. The environments in which these children live and play are addressed as well, as these details reveal more about the subjects’ nature." 

Alli Lane
Martin Hernandez
Jessika Parson
Mariah Garlitos
Olivia Baker
Kayla Carroll
Cara Rotan
Emilio Bustillos
Cherish Marquez 
The group photos were taken at the end of the show, so they're missing Olivia, Cherish, Mariah, and Ashley. 

And here are some intsas~ 


  1. your photos look awesome! i really admire how you were able to get close enough to these people and to get such candid, meaningful photos! that isn't easy to do.

  2. Wow I really like looking at these! Your photographs of the children are beautiful and I especially like the second one there, it has a really interesting composition and atmosphere. I'm also liking the work of your classmate, Kayla Carroll. That one of the TV is gorgeous. Congrats on the show!

  3. I just found your blog so in a sense I just met you but this post made me so excited!!! Your first art show, how awesome! Your photos look amazing, I really have no idea how you did it because I think kids are THE hardest subject to photograph.

    Super happy for you-nice work! =)


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