As a photographer, I’ve been drawn to creating portraits. Portrait photography allows me to tell a story from both sides of my camera: one that represents my perspective, and another coinciding with the narrative behind the model. When creating environmental portraits, details provoke feelings toward the model’s literal stance, possessions or current situation. During my travels to China, I was met with the challenge of creating portraits in a setting where I was not familiar with the norms or standard lifestyle. Reflecting my feelings in my subjects, my images focus more on their environment rather than the specifics of their practices. This is where my photos become more open to interpretation, allowing my viewers to create their own narrative. My goal is to reach below the surface using my camera, telling a story beyond what the eye can see. Illustrating the beautiful, nuanced stories of people is what I am most passionate about pursuing.
A piece of art made by Rebecca Lee.
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