First Impression

Artist Statement

Most of us believe in the word “First Impression” is a judgmental process that we go through with our appearance. Either intentionally or un-intentionally we go through the process of judging any substance, person, or even likes and dislikes. This topic of First Impression served as my inspiration to create the mood in photographs from my interaction with my subjects all of whom were unknown to me. The mood of warmth that I feel with each strange’s interaction supports my creation process.

The mood is enhanced with light and shadow in a style reminiscent of 17th century paintings. The choice of a warm color palate with slight muted colors set a mood replicating natural light.

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