Hi there and thank you for viewing my work.
My name is Cherish Watkins (known as Crystal to some) and I live in Spokane, Washington, USA.
I am a lover of the photographic eye. Since I was a little girl, I’ve always enjoyed everything about photography. Once upon a time I wanted to be a photographer as a carreer, but unexpected things and changes in preference have put a few roadblocks in the way of that dream. But I am young and know that there is still time.
Meanwhile, I use my new digital SLR to make beautiful pictures of my family and whatever catches my eye along the way… Capturing our memories is what comes first… art second. I have two gorgeous little girls, so you will see some shots of them in my portfolio.
I attended Spokane Falls Community College and earned an AAS in photography. Many photos in my portfolio are from that time. My final internship was at the local headquarters for Zak Designs (you may have some of their products in your home right now!). That was where I fell in love with simplistic commercial photography. It may sound weird but I truely enjoyed the time alone with my white set and dishes making sets for catalog features. Since then, I’ve been bugging them for a job but apparently they have enough interns from the college to get all their work done for free. :-(
Nature and landscape is another love of mine, as you may have guessed. I enjoy framing the ordinary to accentuate it’s beauty in the form of art. Also, I like high-contrast, vibrant colors and oddities. I hope you enjoy my work. I certainly enjoyed making it.
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I feel so honored to have my pieces featured so I’ve decided to start keeping track of my featured works. : D Mostly for my own encouragement. LOL
Pounded was featured in the Texture and Materials Group on July 25th, 2008
Pounded was featured in the Abstract Realism Group on July 31st, 2008
Scars of a Useful Life was featured in the Textures and Materials Group on August 4th, 2008
Yellow was featured in the Yellow Fever Group on August 12th, 2008
Solid Foundation was featured in the Textures and Materials Group on August 13th, 2008
Lockdown was featured in the Lines Group on August 14th, 2008
Don’t Forget Your Space Number was featured in the Numbers One to a Trillion Group on August 17th, 2008
Six by 6 X 6 was featured in the Bits and Pieces Group on August 24th, 2008
Dancing Light was featured in the Shadows and Reflections Group
on August 24th, 2008
No Point was featured in the Ebony and Ivory Group on August 24th, 2008
Play With Me was featured in the Just Brown Group on August 29th, 2008
Hendrix Electric was featured in the Artistic Libation Group on October 9th, 2008
Through The Eyes of a Child was featured in the Beauty N Bubbles Group on October 11th, 2008
4 was featured in the Numbers One to a Trillion Group on November 6th, 2008
Grayscale was featured in the Just Lines Group on November 25th, 2008
Remnants of a Playful Night was featured in the Just Lines Group on November 25th, 2008
The Space Between was featured in the Just Lines Group on December 20th, 2008
Coming Unglued was featured in the Numbers Group on February 4th, 2009
Shiny was featured in the Shades of Grey Group in April, 2009
No Point was featured in the Shapes & Patterns Group on July 8th, 2009
Hopefully lots more to come!