Deborah Downes

Garland, United States

My life as a global nomad (about 22 years) continues to influence my writing and photography. When I lived in Shanghai, I went through a...

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For me photography is all about connection and storytelling.

As a writer for many years, I’m most attracted to images containing elements of a story that not only grab and hold my attention, but take up residence in my heart. I had the pleasure of experiencing this time and again during the years I lived as an American expatriate in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Far East. Now get to engage in such at home in the Dallas area.

As the books on my bookshelves and home décor speak of eclectic tastes, so does my photography. I get just as excited over capturing laundry flapping in a breeze as a breathtaking landscape. I hone in on people scenes that express human emotions; strengths and frailties. Historical places and details speak to me of stories of old that still resonate. The right blend of textures and colors leave me feeling like a kid given a much asked for gift and in some way played a significant role in the story I envisioned when I captured them.

I add textures and layers to images only when I feel they enhance the story I saw in my mind’s eye when I photographed them.

Digital art is a major pull for me. I will continue to take courses on that subject matter; excited over their potential impact on my work.

When it comes to individual and family portraits I first seek to develop an easygoing relationship with clients by scheduling a getting to know you and expectation session in their home or mine. I view the shoot itself as a playdate where I get the privilege of not only capturing a person or family at play, but personality traits and keepsake interactions.

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  • Joined: October 2010
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