Today we’d like to introduce you to Genevieve Corinne.
Genevieve, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
As a child, I didn’t really start communicating until I was about 3 or 4. I would talk to my twin in our own little language and she would translate for me. Back then we didn’t know I was autistic. I wasn’t diagnosed until much later. I could never look people in their eyes.
When I was young, my grandmother (mom) who was raising my twin and I, gave us each a disposable camera. It was my way of contacting people and talking. It wasn’t until I was 14 that I came out of my shell more and started trying to make friends which were always difficult for me. But I always had my camera with me to capture my experiences.
At 25 I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder as well. I continued with my photography which helped me to better interact with people and was really the only way I could make eye contact. Having an illness is hard. Having two can be impossible. My photography brings me peace of mind and helps me live an almost normal existence.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
As a photographer, I don’t have a certain look. I photograph everything. I explore my options and I’m open to anything. I love to capture moments the most. I love to capture people when they are being themselves and having a moment with someone they love. From happiness to tears. I love to capture it all. I hope when people see my work that they feel something beautiful from it. That it makes them happy.
The sterotype of a starving artist scares away many potentially talented artists from pursuing art – any advice or thoughts about how to deal with the financial concerns an aspiring artist might be concerned about?
Photography is very expensive. I slowly bought everything I needed. But one thing I do recommend is to work for a photography company that will allow you to explore and use their products so you know what works for you and what you’ll want to invest in for your own personal photography.
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