Coney island artist statement 11/7

My choice of subject comes from my immediate attraction to the aura given off by those photographed. It seemed as though each subject was comfortable with themselves until they were approached by me and my camera. In an attempt to have my subject present the most of themselves, I started a conversation. By initiating an intimate conversation about themselves, I was able to take the qualities I had learned to my advantage and produced a photo in captured the aura I initially saw. Each photo encaptures the moment each subject felt confident by who they were through my interest in them. This activity taught me how to convey my perspective of a person through my photographs.

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