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Today’s feature is from film photographer Caitlin Crowley. Her travel photography to the Indiana Dunes captures beautiful compositions and details. Here are a few words from Caitlin about her work and artistic process…
I think photography is the most existential art form. In the very last instance before the image is taken, all that stands between a photo existing and not existing is the push of a button. My photographs meaning for me, comes from their creation, that I choose to take them. My work is compositional. I’m much more concerned with the composition than the subject. I find subjects that fill my compositional needs, not the other way around.
Several compositions start to stand out when you see enough of my images. Here three can be seen- frontal stacked layers, textural, and a line of motion out of the bottom left going up at about thirty degrees. (I actually sorted my entire collection by composition. There are eight go to’s)
I have a traditional art education. I’ve worked as a photographer and designer since college. But I was always a very analytical person, which sometimes feels at odds to art. Going back to school for mechanical engineering has let me embrace my technical side.
I went to the Indiana Dunes to shoot a set for F-stop Magazines Land, Sea, Air. The show goes online in August. There are about nine rolls in total.
Analog cameras and films used: Mamiya 645 AFDii (Find on Ebay) | Kodak Portra 400 (Find on Amazon), Kodak Portra 160 (Find on Amazon), Ilford XP2 (Find on Amazon)