Sabra McKibbon is the definition of Fantastically Flawed,
emphasis on fantastic!
One look at her work and you will be blown away.
It is intriguing, thought-provoking and different.
Which is not easy to do in an industry where everything has already been done!
We wanted to learn more about her and we thought you might too.
That's why our Featured Artist for May is:
Sabra McKibbon Photography
How long have you been in business
and how did you get your start in photography?
I bought my first dslr in May 2010, but I'm not in business.
I love being able to shoot how and when I want,
and there are some amazing local professional photographers here,
so I send any inquiries their way.
What is the one thing you wish you knew
when you started taking photos?
I wish I'd known to be patient with myself, that photography is not intuitive for me
and it was going to take time and a LOT of practice to get where I wanted to be.
Everyone around me was creating such beautiful images,
and I was sure I'd never be happy with my work.
What does photography mean to you?
Well, now I find beauty in strange places and light is serious business, lol.
Taking pictures of the people I love,
showing them at their most beautiful, or silliest, or capturing an intense emotion
--that fills me up inside.
What is the best part about being a photographer?
I love the friends I have made in the photography world.
There are so many talented and inspiring women in this field
who are kind and helpful and supportive,
they are a blessing in my life far beyond photography.
If you could shoot with any photographer in the world,
who would it be and why?
I tried, but I can only get down to the 21 photographers I would most want to shoot with, lol.
My best photography girlfriends are spread out all over the country,
our dream is that one of us will win the lottery and we'll be able to take a vacation together.
For now we make do with smaller meetups as time and travel permit.
I'm super excited because I get to hang out with two of them,
Erin Pasillas and Kate Densmore, over the summer!
What is your favorite image you have taken to date?
I think this image is the one that mean the most to me.
I was attempting to capture the pain and heartbreak of depression
because there are several people in my life who suffer from this disease.
How do you feel about
breaking the perceived rules of photography?
It's not something I worry about anymore.
I see the beauty in a technically sound image,
but for my personal work I also enjoy the unpredictability of a lensbaby
or using a slow shutter speed for out of focus blur.
And I don't automatically dismiss an image because it's slightly OOF,
if there is something I love about it, it stays. :)
Sabra McKibbon Photography