of attempting to describe myself in words is just as perplexing
to me as the idea of trying to verbally describe my work.
my first photograph at the age of 4, with my mother's Polaroid
Land Camera. It was a picture of my father sitting down on the
couch of our living room. I remember my mother's amusement at
the fact that I had not chopped off his head. It was around this
time, that I became snap happy. I would take pictures of just
about anything I saw, my mother was always scolding me for wasting
all of her Polaroid film. I was in awe with that camera though,
and never listened to her threats -- I didn't care. My favourite
past time was to sit and wait for the images to magically appear
before my very eyes. I was mesmerized by the ability to capture
a moment in time and preserve it forever.
At the age
of 7, I was given my own camera for Christmas, a KODAK 110. I
have to admit, I didn't like it as much as the Polaroid, I missed
the "magic". But nevertheless, I continued to snap pictures of
stuff here and there and learned to wait three to four days to
actually see my photographs (The novelty known as one hour photo
wasn't around back then).
At 14, I was
given my first SLR camera as a birthday present from my parents.
It was at this time that I signed up for a beginning photography
class in high school and was introduced to the darkroom (The concept
of developing my own film and printing my own photos was foreign
to me). It was in that darkroom that I was able to re-live the
magic of watching images magically appear before my very eyes,
the same magic I was captivated with as a child, and it was in
that darkroom that I fell completely head over heals in love with
the art of photography.
am still just as awe-struck. Many things have let me down in life,
but my camera has always been there to provide me with solace
as well as an outlet for self-expression. It has been my only
Lia Angst is a Florida based artist. Her work is available for showing locally as well as nationally (will also ship internationally). Limited prints of all images on this site are for sale.
I don't feel I am capable of speaking for them. They should all have a chance at their own freedom of expression -- I can not call myself a creator, that would be too egotistical. I moreso see myself as a channel for these works -- therefore, not feeling I have the right to speak for them, as they are each their own entity.\f"
"I am more inspired by the images purged from me, than just by the idea of creation. This may seem trite, and may even appear as a cop out to many. At this moment in my life, it seems it is the only way I can be just to the imagery that chooses me as a vehicle for its materialization, from idea to entity
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