If you know me, then you DEFINITELY know that you have found the “right” me; I’m that qwerky chick who likes to put the pixels on their sides with her conceptual style of photography!
However, if you are new to me, then let me lay down some knowledge for you:
JuxtaPixels Photo and Design is the birthplace of Shantha Marie Fountain as a photographer. I have been creating art since I was a child, but have become very camera focused with those mixed digital/traditional mediums. I began to realize, with a fine arts background, that you could receive some form of instant gratification (something I love) through photography. Now, when I say instant gratification, I am definitely not saying it is easy, but when you worked in oils as long as I have, you realize that cameras are much faster to process than the weeks, months, or years it can take to complete painting.
When asked not too long ago about what fascinates me the most with portraits and retouching, I said, “Retouching, to me, is removing the distractions to show the true beauty of the subject”, and it is true. I speculate that I use the same tools to draw the viewer’s eye to different things as I did in fine arts from my past. I don’t believe in changing the subjects appearance to the point of creating a stranger in the pixels, I think that would do a disservice to myself and those that I capture, but to get the world to see all those amazing qualities that I see when I am behind the lens, now that it something to really put pride in.
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