Writing my Artist Bio

This is the process I went through when writing my artist bio:

Draft 1 -(rough idea of what I wanted to include after looking at other artist bios):

Throughout my years studying the field of photography I have been influenced by a range of other photographers and artists. Some of my more impacting influences are the likes of Brett Weston, Marilyn Minter and Jonathan Zawada. All have influenced my work in a different way but continue to impact my work. I have been studying photography for the past three years – for two years in sixth form and one year at college. This combination of educational experience has not only taught me how to study the subject as an art but also understand it as a commercial business.

I have gained experience in the field by taking photos for a theater group (this included both head shots and images of the stage show), taking images of stand up shows at a local comedy club and taking photos for a concert in London; this work has been published on an online article for Folk Magazine.

As an artist I believe that everything has the potential to be seen in a different way. By thinking outside the box, I am able to capture something ordinary and present it as something extraordinary. My intentions are to emphasize the emotions I want my image to portray through the use of minimalism.

This included:

  • other photographers that have influenced my work and how they have done so
  • my education in the field
  • my experience
  • my intentions and beliefs related to the subject

 

Draft 2 –

As an artist I believe that everything has the potential to be seen in a different way it just depends on how it is presented to you. Therefore, I am able to capture something ordinary and present it as being something extraordinary by thinking outside the box. By emphasizing one feature of my subject matter or approaching one subject from many different perspectives I can portray a message in the form of fine art photography. My intentions are to illustrate emotions and make someone take something away from my work.

I have been studying photography for the past three years – for two years in sixth form and one year at college. This combination of educational experience has not only taught me how to study the subject as an art but also understand it as a commercial business.

Throughout my years studying the field of photography I have been influenced by a range of other photographers and artists. I feel that some of the most influential photographers that have impacted my work are the likes of Brett Weston, Marilyn Minter and Jonathan Zawada. All have influenced my work in a different way, but continue to impact my work today.

I have gained experience in the field by taking photos for a theater group (this included both head shots and images of the stage show), taking images of stand up shows at a local comedy club and taking photos for a concert in London; this work has been published on an online article for Folk Magazine.

This included:

  • my intentions and beliefs related to the subject and how I for-fill these intentions
  • my education in the field
  • other photographers that have influenced my work and how they have done so
  • my experience
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