Today we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Pritchard.
Jennifer, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I find joy in making a lasting, beautiful and honest image. The photographs that most intrigue me are the ones that confound and engage; that makes me, and the viewer reflect. I strive for magical moments where emotion and light are captured within a disciplined framework. I am successful when the viewer pauses to linger over the photograph and to consider the moment and the story. To wonder to themselves, what happened just before and just after the shutter closed.
My personal story intends to shed light on the belief that what we share as humans is greater than our differences. We can place our focus on common ground rather than on that which keeps us divided and, instead, choose to celebrate the beauty in everyday life. I strive for my photographs to resonate emotionally, with humanity and familiarity.
Often quiet and still, my photographs are hopeful, imbued with a peaceful appreciation of my world, the people that cross my path and the wonders of our planet. An oft featured collection celebrates my home, a seaside community in Southern California, and the distinct elements of living here. Each of us can relate to the camaraderie of a shared afternoon at the beach or the simple summer joys of putting your toes in the sand. Summer vacations are nostalgic – full of light and movement and happiness.
But there is also a beauty in the emptiness of the beach in winter when the loneliness of out of service lifeguard stands beckon for attention or the disappointment of camping in the winter rains. These are moments to which we all connect and relate.
What do you know now that you wished you had learned earlier?
Yes. Of course. Develop a community for they will be a great support system in good times and difficult ones. Continue to educate yourself staying up on new thinking, techniques, and inspiration. And lastly, believe in yourself. My journey has taken me down many roads, and in various iterations and in the end it was the trust in myself that has served as my best companion.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I have a small online presence on my website. I am represented by Presley Rothenberg. I am often featured in juried shows in Los Angeles.
- Website: http://www.ablackbirdsphoto.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: ablackbirdsphoto
Chris Michel – Personal Photo