Today we’d like to introduce you to Leta Taylor.
Leta, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
My photography journey started in the 6th grade in my hometown (Klaipeda, Lithuania) where my best friend had a professional camera and asked me to take photos of her and she took photos of me. We also were taking art class in our school so we always used to represent our photographs to our art class teacher. With our art class teachers help our work was displayed in main Klaipeda city art galleries where we received awards as best photographers duo. After I finished high-school, I moved to Germany to study video and music production. That experience introduced me to moving visuals and that was my introduction to video production. While I was living in Germany, I got into fashion photography because fashion was my own expression and I wanted to continue my photography journey in front and behind the camera. So I was collaborating with my friends (they take photos of me, I take photos of them). My photographs were displayed on my blog. In 2016, I moved to Los Angeles and that’s where my hobby turned into carrier. I kept meeting people and hearing same feedback how they like my photography and how I should start doing that as my job. And that’s how it all began.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I’m published lifestyle, portrait, fashion, wedding photographer and professional content creator. I specialize in outdoor photography, shooting regular people and making them look like models. I love to bring out emotion and tell stories with my photos.
With my content creation service, I help businesses to develop their brand message and then on a monthly basis I produce personalized content for their social media.
Do current events, local or global, affect your work and what you are focused on?
I think today artists freedom is more limited. Not every artist is getting paid for their art these days and if the artist doesn’t know how to promote his/her work, then they end up devoting most of their time doing other things to make a living. That often ends up hurting their creativity.
Local, national or international events and issues doesn’t really affect my art. It’s my art, so it’s coming from inside me. I don’t let outside situations or events that I have no control over affect my art.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
My personal Instagram: @LifeAsSheKnowsIt_Mag. My photography Instagram: @LetaPhotography. Website: LetagVisuals.com.
- Website: http://www.letagvisuals.com
- Email: LetaPhotography@gmail.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letaphotography/ & https://www.instagram.com/lifeassheknowsit_mag/