Did I ever tell you that I like pretty pictures?
Totally and completely.
And one day I found a photographer
who takes the prettiest pictures.
Pretty pictures with so many different formats.
I can’t get enough of her work.
I thought I should share her with you.
So, ladies and gentlemen : )
I proudly present
Angie Muldowney of Lemonlight.
What is the main thing
that makes you unique?
I use a variety of cameras; from the most modern and high tech to quirky old vintage ones that use film. Each one has its own personality and makes me view subjects in a completely different light (literally). Also, (I don’t think this makes me unique as such) but I like to think I see beauty (and a magical photo) wherever I look; no matter how 'everyday' something first appears. The most ordinary things can make the most extraordinary photographs.
(What can be more of a challenge is when you're faced with something incredibly interesting or beautiful to photograph - you can end up with a very clichéd shot, when this happens you need to seek a unique angle or some sort of juxtaposition). Polaroid SX-70 + 600 film (+ND filter)
If someone was to give you one gift,
money is no object,
what would you want to receive?
That's very generous, I’d like a Hasselblad camera, please! ;)
Where do you see yourself
In 20 years I will have a really strong sense of what my niche is; about what it is about me that makes me genuinely different. I will be sharing this passion with others - passing on my knowledge and experience to as many people as possible.
Hopefully I will have travelled to some far and distant lands too - if I haven’t it’s probably because
a) I have spent all my money on cameras or
b) I have been buried under an avalanche of them!
What is one quality
you admire most in others?
I am very envious of people who can make a plan, stick to it and accomplish a goal without being distracted!
I attempt this myself but I am so easily sidetracked by all my other other schemes and projects that are continually grappling for attention. I need to say ‘no’ to my brain sometimes, so I can focus on one thing at a time. The 'one thing' (ha!) I'm working on at the moment is a series of photography tutorials on my blog
What is your favorite picture
you took this week?
I was lucky enough to fit in a trip to Brighton at the weekend. I love it there, it's England's version of San Francisco - anything goes, there's a surprise around every corner and it's got a huge beach!
(I think the novelty-factor of my quirky Polaroid helped )
Who have been your influences?
Anyone who’s truly passionate about what they do and puts effort into sharing their passion is always a huge influence on my life, even if it’s in a totally different field to what I do.
Many in ‘the media’ like to dismiss the impact and contribution of blogs, but they have much more relevance and influence over my life than what’s out there in the established media. Blogs totally rock (present company definitely included)... In a similar vein, there are some truly super-talented photographers on flickr - easily as good as any traditionally published work
(My favorites on Flickr)
How would you describe your photographic style?
I don’t really use tripods or artificial lighting or spend ages staging photos (errr... lazy!) - everything tends to be hand-held and uses natural light. I always make sure I have at least one camera with me at all times (often there’s three or four)! I definitely feel that using old film cameras has improved my photography, both technically (many old cameras don’t have light meters so I am getting good at calculating exposures ‘by eye’) and artistically (when you only have 12 exposures on a roll of film you slooooooooooooow right down, really think about each shot and really LOOK hard at the world, the big, wide, wonderful world).
Go visit Angie!
Here is her facebook link,
her etsy store,
and of course, her bloggity blog!
You will love her.
up and coming photographer?
Do tell : )
Topic: A collector I know.