I met Veronica about a year ago at one of my favorite places, Tamp & Grind. We instantly hit it off over our love for Photography. This past week I was able to sit down with Veronica and pick her brain about life and photography. Here's what she had to say:
1. Tell everyone a little about yourself.
My name is Veronica Clark. I am an avid lover of books, photography, art, and food. I have been doing photography for about 9 years and I enjoy the feeling of utopia I get when taking pictures. I just completed the police academy in November 2014, and I love my day job as a juvenile probation officer.
2. How did you get involved in photography?
I have always loved taking photos. I started out taking polaroids on my mom's camera, moved to film cameras and developing in the dark room, then eventually decided to go digital.
3. Whom / what inspires you?
I love Annie Leibovitz's work. She is just amazing. When I feel like I am stuck in a creative rut, I listen to music and watch ballet or any type of dance. Usually seeing the fluidity of the moves and the music help me get in my creative space.
4. How would (someone) describe your photography style?
I am not sure I have a style per say. I love a clean edit. I am a firm believer of getting it right in camera as I do not enjoy sitting and editing for hours at a time. I like whimsical things, but not to the point of being cheesy. I love anything different and creative. I don't want to be known as a run of the mill photographer, but rather as someone who produces unique photos.
5. How did you get involved with all things India?
My good friend in 2006, Farzana, taught me some Urdu and introduced me to Bollywood movies. I was fascinated with the music, the dance, the colors, the culture. My teacher at college, Renu Gupta, asked me to come dance at an Indian function and from then on I was adopted into our Cenla Indian Group. When I listen to Indian music, eat Indian food, and do Indian Dance, I feel at home. It is so strange, yet comforting to me.
6. What are 3 items that you always have in your possession?
My phone, My camera, and my Gun.
7. Name a photographer whom you look up to and why?
Again that would be Annie because she is amazing, but locally Hunter Leone of Three Nails Photography is amazing to me. He produces such amazing, unique photos. I recently attended his workshop in Shreveport and I feel like my soul has been rejuvenated and I remember why I started photography to begin with.
8. If you were a super hero what powers would you have?
I would love to be invisible, but only if my camera was too. I tend to be shy when approaching people to ask them to model for me. I would love to be able to capture true emotions with people and if they didn't know I was there, then I could do that without the show some people put on for the camera.
Thank you for doing this!
I recently asked her to get in front of the camera for a mommy and me session. Here are a few of the shots from the session.
I asked Veronica to share three of her favorite photos. Check out her work! Also check out her Facebook page for more fun and fabulous photos! :)
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