Today we’d like to introduce you to Stacey LaBerge.
Stacey, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Art is a global language we all understand. That inspires me immensely. As a photographer I feel compelled to showcase the beauty that surrounds us. I love life! I love people.
I love the ocean. I love animals and well there are too many things to list lol! When people look at my images I hope they feel inspired to see life from a new vantage point. I like using art as a way to connect with people.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I’m a photographer and I love using photoshop. I don’t like using it to promote unrealistic beauty standards. We are all different and the ways we are unique are what make us beautiful. I like using it to add colour where it may not be or combine images and add movement because life isn’t always still. My favourite place to shoot is underwater and I hope to inspire people to help protect the oceans by reminding them of how beautiful it is.
I love shooting fashion because style is one of the most ancient ways of expressing ourselves. As an environmentalist though I am aware that the fashion industry is the second biggest polluter. I hope to one day work for all eco conscious brands and help create positive change.
In your view, what is the biggest issue artists have to deal with?
I think we are luckier than ever to be artists. There are more art forms than ever to express ourselves. With the help of social media we have global outlets to showcase our art. We can connect with so many more people because of it. The only real challenge I can see as an artist today is to remain authentic. It’s our responsibility to not get caught up on the amount of followers we have or the ‘likes’ we get. Those things do not determine the impact or value of our work.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I am going to start exhibiting my work in galleries but I haven’t formally set anything up yet. Until then you can see my work on my website, on various fashion sites and through my Instagram @lensinpursuit
- Address: Venice, CA
- Website: www.lensinpursuit.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @lensinpursuit
- Twitter: @lensinpursuit
Personal photo: Courtney at @humanushabilitation
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