There is nothing better than when creatives get together to share their craft. Today, we have a beautiful feature from film photographer Abigail Lewis of some time spent in an art studio on the University of Tennessee of Chattanooga campus. Abigail captures the details of painting life and brings us right inside the studio with every image. Here’s a few words from Abigail about the shoot:
With January forcing everyone indoors and away from outdoor shoots, I decided to schedule something a little different – an artist feature – indoors, of course, given the 20 degree outdoor temperature! This is a colleague of mine, working on her Painting & Drawing BFA at the University of Tennessee of Chattanooga. The wonderful studio is on the University of TN Chattanooga campus, and it’s where most of the painting and drawing students have studios and take classes. Emily is from Nashville, TN (as am I), and she has been practicing art for many years before college. I think it’s crucial that, as photographers, we spend time with other creatives. It’s so important not to box ourselves into the idea that we can only be “professionally paid photographers,” but, instead, that we’re constantly learning and evolving. Film has been one of the ways I’ve furthered my photography business, and really kept myself on my toes. I shot this entire session on Portra 800 because I wanted to get to know this film stock a bit more – and HECK, I love it.