LUXLIT WEEKLY FEATURED ARTIST

http://shootingbeyondthegrind.tumblr.com/post/29573677962

ARTIST PRESENTATION
This time we thought the best way to introduce our featured artist, Elainiel Baldwin (http://shootingbeyondthegrind.tumblr.com), was to start with something she said when we were casually talking with her. As she describes her own photography so well, we immediately understood that this introduction needed to speak for itself—here is what she had to say:
“I don’t want to imply anything about trying to create a ‘dreamer world’ because that’s not my intention with my photos. I want the viewer to feel whatever it is they feel when the look at my work. My compositions are of reality, but my exchange with the viewer is the freedom to interpret the photo as they will. Some may look at my photos and think, ‘Wow everything is so nasty and dirty.’ Others may think, ‘Wow the lines in that old rotting fire hose reminds me of the sweater once worn by somebody I really cared about.’ It’s obvious that’s what happens in the mind of a viewer, so I didn’t want to waste anybody’s time by saying something that lots of photographers say too much & also things that people are well aware of. I hope that makes sense. My photography is just a personal journal for the eyes.”




BIOGRAPHY

My name is Elainiel Baldwin. Avid street and rural photographer. Born in the south. Left the south. Came back to the south. Currently living in Durham, N.C. I’m just really beginning to build my portfolio for the public eye. I have thousands of private photograph collections I’ve taken, but I don’t think the world is ready for those yet. (wink) I’m a compulsive documenter, indie film dabbler & electronic beat conductor. My photos are the earnest ramblings from a hard knuckled version of royalty, found only in the Dirty South.

 
LUXLIT QUESTIONNAIRE

1.- QUESTION: What subjects do you like to shoot?

Elainiel Baldwin response: I definitely crush out on old architecture, grimy or dirty places, rural ruins, junk yards, certain outdoor scenes, repetitive patterns & contrasted elements of color and every once in a while people portraits.

2.- Q: Colour or B/W and why?

R: Skipping this question.

3.- Q: Your inspiration is?

R: Growing up in the south. As kids we didn’t have a lot of money, so going and exploring places was how we rolled. Usually that led to going places we could get to on foot- old buildings, barns, junk cars, secret alleys behind buildings, the remains of your neighbors dead dog on the road or something. When you’re poor, observing and (sometimes falling in love with) desolate or empty spaces becomes a part of you growing your own personal anthem for expression.

4.- Q: Tell us a little bit about your creative process?

R: It’s about light. I know that sounds obvious & played out but it’s almost 97% of my process. I study how light affects pretty much everything, even if I’m not preparing for a shoot. Paying attention to all kinds of illuminating factors has really widened up my planning for compositions.

5.- Q: What gear do you use, and what’s your preferred equipment?

R: A Canon DSLR and I use 50mm and 35mm lenses mostly. I don’t go anywhere without these lenses.

6.- Q: How do you develop your photos (digital/film/software used)?

R: Skipping this question.

7.- Q: What would you like to transmit with your photos?

R: Sensation. Having the viewer’s senses fire off or become submerged and want to be in a scene, touch a texture, fantasize, question a memory or bring up a few is pretty much my intent with sharing my images. Or at least that’s what some pictures do to me.

8.- Q: Tell us an anecdote or a ‘secret’ regarding your photos?


R: Skipping this question.

 
Many thanks Elainiel for your collaboration and wonderful work that we enjoy in your blog.

Elainiel Baldwin PHOTO SELECTION FEATURED in our SUPPLEMENTAL POST please find it here…
http://luxlit.tumblr.com/post/63935539542/luxlit-luxlit-featured-artist-photo-selection 

Lux Lit Featured Artists Team.

                          LUXLIT WEEKLY FEATURED ARTIST

http://shootingbeyondthegrind.tumblr.com/post/29573677962

ARTIST PRESENTATION

This time we thought the best way to introduce our featured artist, Elainiel Baldwin (http://shootingbeyondthegrind.tumblr.com), was to start with something she said when we were casually talking with her. As she describes her own photography so well, we immediately understood that this introduction needed to speak for itself—here is what she had to say:

“I don’t want to imply anything about trying to create a ‘dreamer world’ because that’s not my intention with my photos. I want the viewer to feel whatever it is they feel when the look at my work. My compositions are of reality, but my exchange with the viewer is the freedom to interpret the photo as they will. Some may look at my photos and think, ‘Wow everything is so nasty and dirty.’ Others may think, ‘Wow the lines in that old rotting fire hose reminds me of the sweater once worn by somebody I really cared about.’ It’s obvious that’s what happens in the mind of a viewer, so I didn’t want to waste anybody’s time by saying something that lots of photographers say too much & also things that people are well aware of. I hope that makes sense. My photography is just a personal journal for the eyes.”

BIOGRAPHY

My name is Elainiel Baldwin. Avid street and rural photographer. Born in the south. Left the south. Came back to the south. Currently living in Durham, N.C. I’m just really beginning to build my portfolio for the public eye. I have thousands of private photograph collections I’ve taken, but I don’t think the world is ready for those yet. (wink) I’m a compulsive documenter, indie film dabbler & electronic beat conductor. My photos are the earnest ramblings from a hard knuckled version of royalty, found only in the Dirty South.

 

LUXLIT QUESTIONNAIRE

1.- QUESTION: What subjects do you like to shoot?

Elainiel Baldwin response: I definitely crush out on old architecture, grimy or dirty places, rural ruins, junk yards, certain outdoor scenes, repetitive patterns & contrasted elements of color and every once in a while people portraits.

2.- Q: Colour or B/W and why?

R: Skipping this question.

3.- Q: Your inspiration is?

R: Growing up in the south. As kids we didn’t have a lot of money, so going and exploring places was how we rolled. Usually that led to going places we could get to on foot- old buildings, barns, junk cars, secret alleys behind buildings, the remains of your neighbors dead dog on the road or something. When you’re poor, observing and (sometimes falling in love with) desolate or empty spaces becomes a part of you growing your own personal anthem for expression.

4.- Q: Tell us a little bit about your creative process?

R: It’s about light. I know that sounds obvious & played out but it’s almost 97% of my process. I study how light affects pretty much everything, even if I’m not preparing for a shoot. Paying attention to all kinds of illuminating factors has really widened up my planning for compositions.

5.- Q: What gear do you use, and what’s your preferred equipment?

R: A Canon DSLR and I use 50mm and 35mm lenses mostly. I don’t go anywhere without these lenses.

6.- Q: How do you develop your photos (digital/film/software used)?

R: Skipping this question.

7.- Q: What would you like to transmit with your photos?

R: Sensation. Having the viewer’s senses fire off or become submerged and want to be in a scene, touch a texture, fantasize, question a memory or bring up a few is pretty much my intent with sharing my images. Or at least that’s what some pictures do to me.

8.- Q: Tell us an anecdote or a ‘secret’ regarding your photos?

R: Skipping this question.

 

Many thanks Elainiel for your collaboration and wonderful work that we enjoy in your blog.

Elainiel Baldwin PHOTO SELECTION FEATURED in our SUPPLEMENTAL POST please find it here…

http://luxlit.tumblr.com/post/63935539542/luxlit-luxlit-featured-artist-photo-selection 

Lux Lit Featured Artists Team.

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