1. When and how did you start practicing photography?
I started taking photos around 2008 with a more concentrated effort. I was very interested in the preservation and recording of buildings that were very old an apt to disappear.
2. What type of camera do you use and why?
Let me preface this by saying I am an amateur and with that said, I used a lot of different Point and Shoot cameras and then went to a Canon SLR. Frankly, for my needs I went back to a Cybershot and currently have a Panasonic DMC-FZ70 that I am giving a try. I like the easy use of the smaller cameras combined with the 60 optical zoom. The jury is still out :)
3. How would you define your style? Do you focus on any particular subject matter?
I have always been an artist. I dabbled in many mediums and when I started taking photography more serious, I found it gave me a larger scope for my artistic whims. I do not focus on particular subject matter, but find that nature is a recurrent theme at this time.
4. What or who are your inspirations?
I am inspired by Tony Sweet, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jackson Pollock, Mark Toby, and Helen Frankenthaler to mention a few abstract photographers and artists.
5. Do you have a dream subject or location that you would love to shoot? What location do you know you can always to and capture great images?
I would love to shoot in Guatemala. I am very interested in the people and all the color in that country. I can always count on nature to provide me with plenty of inspiration wherever I may be.
6. What kind of impression do you hope to leave upon others who see your photographs?
I simply want to be known as a photographer who thinks totally outside the box and shows that through my artistic impressions.
7. Where can the majority of your work be seen?
Of course, PrintedArt and then Tucson, Az where I reside. Some of my work in San Antonio.
8. Favorite photographic accessory aside from your camera?
I love to occasionally use photo enhancement programs but I would honestly say without my SUV to get me to locations I would be lost.
9. Blog or website you visit regularly?
PhotographyBlog.com and Photogrist.com
10. Several of your pieces in the Collection view elements in nature as completely abstract. What kind of approach does it take to make this presentation so successful?
I believe that my artistic soul sees things differently and I can't help but see things abstractly. I think my approach is just a natural extention of who I am as a person.
To see Cathy Branscum's PrintedArt.com collection, visit her portfolio.