Have you ever wished you could capture a dream?
Hold on to it...make it real?
I think that's what Katy Tuttle spends her whole life doing.
She turns dreams into something tangible and breathtaking.
Hers is the work of a true artist!
Unique, beautiful and flawed in only the most fantastic of ways!
My February featured artist is:
Katy Tuttle Photography
How long have you been in business?
I have been in business for 1 year and some change.
The evolution of my photography has been long and slow.
A quiet voice and need for creation since the beginning of me...
photography now seems it would have been an obvious choice
from the moment I picked up a camera.
But it has taken many past lives to become an actuality.
(All for which I am grateful for.)
Which photographers influenced you, and how did they influence your thinking, photographing, and career path?
I would say that my work is more heavily influenced by dramatic disciplines,
teachers and poets than actual photographers. My background is on the stage.
And my inner voice, my vision presents itself to me by way of
interaction, connection and direction.
Today, I am influenced by fine art photographers and documentarians;
Sally Mann, Diane Arbus, Francesca Woodman and so very many others.
This year my biggest influences have been Valeria Spring of The red balloon photography and Deb shwedhelm of deb shwedhelm photography.
I have been lucky enough to workshop with both of these fine women.
What is the one thing you wish you knew
when you started taking photos?
I wish I had known that perfection is not what I was to strive for.
And that just because I was a photographer
it did not mean that I was to be able and willing to shoot everything and anything.
What does photography mean to you?
It means freedom to use my senses to create.
What is the best part about being a photographer?
Creation and shared breath.
If you could shoot with any photographer in the world,
who would it be and why?
Eeekkk! Favorites and choosey questions are not my strong suit...
What is your favorite image you have taken to date?
No way to know...I fall in love all day long.
How do you feel about breaking the perceived rules of photography?
Rules? What are those?