I have this tendency to walk around a lot -- often with a camera in hand. I see people being people and the world doing its simple, complex thing. So, I press the shutter button of said camera, if for no other reason than to capture the fleetings and the forgettables. That unbelievable beauty that is everyday life. In those hundreds of digital files, there is a story, a documentation, a feeling that I strive to achieve in all my work.
I like to look around and notice and [attempt to] understand context. Photography is, to me, one of the most organic ways to do that. Unfortunately, a camera doesn't have the dynamic range of the human eye. A photo can, however, take a place or a moment or a feeling, something utterly intangible and unique to our own experience of the world, and turn it into something real, solidified, and that transcends the beholder.
After all, what is being a photographer but serving as an envoy to some other reality?
I started taking photos because of my absolute love for and obsession with cooking. Over the past seven years, my one constant has been this itching, (ironically) insatiable drive to learn everything I can about food and all that comes with it. Obviously, there's the cooking bit, but then there are also the thousands of food cultures around the world, and then the billions of individual food cultures. Everyone has a relationship to food, and that relationship is informed by greater cultural histories and trends. Food is something universal, yet deeply personal. A fundamental human right, yet viciously unequal.
In the past year, my work has taken to featuring many more human subjects. I am intrigued by the in-between, the actions and expressions of folks in the everyday. "The beauty in the mundane" -- but often those parts of life that are so unexceptional are the most profound.
That was all quite a lot, wasn't it? Here's the TL;DR.
My name is Becky. I am a photographer, writer, stylist, cook, and recipe developer based in Detroit, Michigan.
I strive to make my photos classy, appealing, sharp, moody, fun, and situational. I specialize in lifestyle and editorial photography, as well as food styling and portraiture. (I also really, really like to shoot couples. Capturing love on camera is nice).