Every week I try to feature another amazing Etsy shop owner and a few days ago I came across Lindsay O'Brien's Profile on Etsy. She captures moments in time and the result are beautiful photos!
You must visit her wonderful shop on Etsy! http://www.etsy.com/shop/binzie
Let's talk photography....
1. Please Introduce yourself....
Hi there! My name is Lindsay O'Brien and I am a recent college graduate living in "the big city" (New York!) and working in the fashion industry. I am a lover of things creative, particularly photography, fashion, architecture and jewelry design.
2. Why photography and what is your style?
I have always been interested in photography but really took the plunge when I studied abroad in Italy a semester. I literally bought my camera on the way to the airport and read the manual on the flight over. I spent the next five months capturing Europe as I saw it through my eyes.
I love photography because it is a chance to offer my own unique perspective on the things that people see every day.
Ansel Adams said: ' You don't take a photography, you make it!' And that is exactly why I love photography. Two people could be standing on front of the same building, yet take completely different pictures of it.
I would say that my style is very spontaneous. I really never set out to photograph anything in particular. I am inspired by my surroundings and whatever I happen to stumble upon. I am heavily influenced by my passions and consequently find that the majority of my photography subjects are fashion and architecture related.
3. What equipment do you work with?
I shoot primarily with a Canon EOS Rebel Digital SRL. I have film cameras that I have been playing around with, but I am a pretty impatient person. There is definitely something to be said for the instant gratification that comes with digital.
4. What projects are you working on?
Living in New York, I am very drawn to shooting street art and graffiti. I would really like to explore this more and possibly do some sort of color theme with it. I also am working on an iconic New York project, shooting famous landscapes from unique perspectives.
5.Where can we admire your work and how do you promote your photos?
The best way to check out my photos is to visit my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/binzie Come on in and poke around! I have thousands and thousands of pictures that I love, but the ones I see are my favorite. I try to promote my photos by blogging, tweeting, selling at local art festivals and by chatting up anyone who will listen.
6.What do you know now, that you wish you knew as you started ? Any tips fro beginners?
Well, I am still a beginner myself, and I learn something new every time I pick up my camera. My advice to others is just to get out there and start messing around. Explore all the features of your camera and get to know it inside and out. Don't be afraid, just start shooting ... We live in a digital world, so who cares if you practice by taking 50 pictures of the same garbage can!
7. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Five years from now I will be doing something creative for sure. I would love to be working with photography professionally, ideally something fashion related. More than anything though, I want to travel. I am so inspired by work of photography journalists like Eddie Adams and Steve McCurry and would love to be able to capture something truly moving and remarkable.
If you would love to contact Lindsay fell free to visit
This is my favorite photography because it reminds me of Venice and the wonderful time I had in Italy...
I want to thank Lindsay for taking part in this interview and I wish you all the best with her future projects!