Where are you located/based out of? : Las Cruces, New Mexico Where did your inspiration for photography begin?: I’ve just always been the person with a camera. I think I asked my parents for my first camera in elementary school. I just loved that I could freeze memories in time. I was a military kid, so it was important to me to always take photos of my friends, because I knew eventually that would be all I had to remember them by (due to relocating). When digital photography became a thing, I really got into it. Taking photos with no restrictions on film and processing wasRead More →

Where are you located/based out of? : Atlanta, GA  Where did your inspiration for photography begin?: My inspiration for photography started 7 years ago when I lost my mother and as I was making her funeral arrangements realized I didn’t have very many images of her at all and none were professional quality images. It made me sad that I would have to use a cellphone photo of my mother at her funeral. At that moment I wanted to help make sure that I used my talents to help other people get amazing photos of their family and friends.   How would you describe yourRead More →

Where are you located/based out of? : Orlando, Florida Where did your inspiration for photography begin? : I’ve been inspired by visual arts since I was little. How would you describe your photography style? : Bold. Natural. Timeless. Did you study photography in school or are you self taught?: Self-taught What is a good lesson you have learned this year in photography or your business?: Staying in my own lane and believing in myself. I never find validation in others, but people will always have an opinion. I’m glad that I am ground and have solid core relationships that hold a lot of value. When itRead More →

Where are you located/based out of? : Washington DC Where did your inspiration for photography begin? : My inspiration for photography began in the dark room. Before the age of digital cameras, I took a photography class and fell in love with the quiet and artistic vibe in the dark room. I hadn’t thought of this until now but it for sure was the peace I found in manually processing images that propelled me into photography. How would you describe your photography style? : When I started, my style was airy and soft. I’m not sure I’ve completely settled on my style, but lately I gravitate toRead More →

St .Joseph

Documentary photographer Monica Hendricks is an artist with great interest in themes of identity, particularly within the African-American community. She also examines subcultures, counter-cultures, and various social issues. This photo essay provides a glimpse into her work. View in Lightbox by clicking any of the images. In January 2010, when I began my project on the historic cemeteries of Shreveport, Louisiana, I was curious. I wanted to know more about these sacred spaces I saw located throughout the city. I began researching, thinking that, by examining the way the deceased are cared for by the living, I could learn more about local society as aRead More →