I have this tendency to walk around a lot -- often with a camera in hand. 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 cooking. Over the past seven years, my one constant has been this insatiable drive to learn everything I can about food and all that comes with it. There is the culinary aspect, but there are also the thousands of food cultures around the world, and 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.
Over the past few years, my work has focused on that idea of the individual and the human condition. 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 for my photos to be atmospheric, classic, evocative, and beautiful in unexpected ways. My specialties are editorial and lifestyle photography, as well as portraiture and food styling. Really, I love capturing love in all its form on camera.
People who work with me are open and willing to collaborate. I want my clients to tell me their vision, and to hear mine. At the end of the day, we are creating art together, and my job is to make the process as comfortable and inspiring as possible, with a gorgeous final product.
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