My sister encouraging me to strive to find creativity and inspiration in my every day life.
While searching Youtube looking for videos on natural light portraiture (think Lou O’Bedlam style), I came across Marc Silber’s interview with fine-art, landscape photographer Camille Seaman. Her vision in capturing natural light in her landscape work is how I came across the video and I was blown away by her work.
Camille’s work inspires me in many ways; Her use of natural light is phenomonal, her compositions are nearly flawless, her use of color and tones to create depth and emotion is superb, and her ability to connect the viewers with her subjects is very moving.
In this video, where she’s being interviewed by Marc, she talks about looking for a particular “quality of light” and how she strives to never use artificial light in any of her photographs. You can’t beat what mother nature provides and she has a keen eye in photographing beautiful, natural light against often times stormy skies. Her portraits, that you also see in the video, look like paintings because the light is so natural and that ability to see light also carries over to the iceberg work.
At the end of the video she says, “Practice seeing and know who you are visually” which is something every photographer should take to heart and practice everyday.
In this second video, Camille talks more about her iceberg work, also called Dark Ice, and gives you a glimpse into more of her amazing work. By sharing her work here, I hope others see her photographs and, if nothing else, at least help spread the word about her journey so we can all see more of her vision.