Lately, I’ve started taking some time to just browse around the internet and look for photographers who interest me. Maybe they have interesting stories or just stunning images. Instead of just leaving a comment and heading on to the next search, I thought I’d start highlighting a few on my blog. I don’t really care if they are seasoned pros or weekend warriors – I’m looking for images with impact!
Now anyone who knows me is aware that I’m a big fan of classical portraits. I like to see where the artist really controlled all the elements of the situation to create a masterpiece. Because of this, many photojournalistic style photographers don’t always impress me. They get some cute expressions, but nothing that has any real “wow” factor. This weekend I stumbled across Colorado photographer Julie Harris’ Blog and was blown away by the first image I saw.
It was about as far away from my typical session as you could get, but there was no denying the impact. The expressions were just killer – so I decided to browse a little more. What I found was a photographer who is able to exercise a great deal of control over the lighting, but still keep a spontaneous feel to the image. It didn’t appear that she was just shooting a thousand frames and hoping to get twelve good ones- you could tell that some thought went into these.
I’ve viewed a lot of images over the past few months and Julie’s work was a refreshing break from a lot of the cookie-cutter stuff that is out there right now.
I hope you will take a minute to check out her website and see for yourself. Keep up the good work Julie!