nicoleens asked: pt 2/2 I have big dreams of becoming a photographer myself. Im from canada too and considering moving to NY to study photography formally. I know you moved there and i was wondering why and if you would recommend making such a big decision. thank you so much for your time :) - nic
I couldn’t really recommend a decision that big to someone I don’t know as it doesn’t seem my place, but I have never regretted moving to New York. Sometimes the concrete is uninspiring and no where seems big enough to create the things I want to in my head and everything is constantly moving and changing and expecting you to keep up but that is the challenge of this place, and one that I want to conquer. They say if you can make it in New York you can make it anywhere and I understand that now. I could have stayed in Canada or gone somewhere more my speed like an old house surrounded by forest or an apartment building between some mountains with ivy growing up the side but I live on the fourth floor of a giant renovated warehouse covered in graffiti between a high school and the Projects but everything about this place has pushed me, pushed me to be out of my element and comfort zone and work with what I’ve got and I feel that forest calling for me but it is a prize waiting for me when I have learned what I need to learn and when I make it in New York I can make it anywhere.
Anonymous asked: Do you go to school for anything? :) I'm just curious because I'm thinking about dropping out to pursue my art dreams because college is holding me back. :/
I’ve never gone to school for anything, and I don’t know what the future holds but I do not think I will be attending an art school. I wouldn’t mind enrolling in a couple lighting or portfolio classes here or there to get access to equipment and meet higher-ups in the industry, but I wouldn’t want to spend thousands of dollars a year to be told how I should and shouldn’t create my art when I could be making money doing what I love and improving the skills that I have chosen I want to improve. People all learn in different ways, if you don’t feel like you are reaching your full potential then I would consider an alternative route.
Anonymous asked: do you shoot film or digital?
All digital unless I’m using playing around with a disposable camera! I use a 5D Mark II with a 35mm.
I used to do all kinds of art, but I could never get anything to come out quite right. It was like looking at something really beautiful through a thick layer of smoke and fog, and it was incredibly frustrating. The moment I picked up a camera the fog lifted and it felt like falling in love.
This is a part of a series depicting a country girls’ transition into city life and trying to keep her child-like sense of wonder. View series HERE.
theperfecthumanoid asked: Hey Lissy. I was wondering why you switched to canon? I'm getting really tired of nikon and don't know wether I should make the switch or not. x Eva and love your work.
Honestly I switched to Canon because I had access to a friends Mark II for awhile and learned all the controls and loved the camera so when it came time for an upgrade it was a no-brainer. Canon-vs-Nikon is all propaganda, they’re both amazing cameras and it’s all about what you do with them that counts.