Interview with… Shelbie Dimond

Photos by Shelbie Dimond

Shelbie Dimond is an eighteen year old aspiring photographer. She is from a small town in south western Michigan. She goes to college for photography in Michigan but soon will be transfering to a school in California. She is beginning to learn digital photography, but her love will always be for analog.

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1) When did you start to think about photography?
As a child my life ambition was to either be a photographer for National Geographic or a FedEx co-pilot. Needless to say, I am neither. But there’s always time. I became passionate for photography a little over a year ago.

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2) What does it mean photography for you?
As cliche as this sounds, photography is my life. It is my being.

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3) Witch kind of photography do you like more?
Between digital and analog- analog. Although I do see the benefits of digital. For me, analog just feels better. It’s more honest.

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4) When you take a portrait, what is important for you?
I want the portrait to emit emotion, sometimes so much so that it seems to be emotionless. I want light ,or lack there of, to play a big roll in the portrait as well.

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5) Do you think it’s important to follow a school to learn how to shoot?
Yes and no. I think that learning film processing and printing techniques is essential but if you already know your creative style it can be very hard. I know my professor and I didn’t agree on the way I wanted to print more often than not. Don’t get me wrong, I know that he just wanted me to learn how to do it the correct way, and I did learn how to do it, I just wanted my photo to look and feel different. Not necessarily have black-blacks and white-whites.

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6) What’s the photo you want to take and you never did?
I don’t like to think of it as I never did, more so that I haven’t taken it yet.

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7) What’s your photo-mission?
To document so I never forget. To show the world what it looks like through my eyes. To show beauty in things otherwise overlooked. To notice things unseen.

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3 comments

  1. Mi Marce 7 years ago

    I like that !

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  2. .nevara 7 years ago

    I love the atmosphere of these photos, they have a magical spirit!
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  3. S 7 years ago

    thank you!!!

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