Today we’d like to introduce you to Christy Lee Rogers.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Christy Lee. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
My obsession with photography and water began as a teenager, and for so many years I hid it away, misunderstood it and denied what was truly in my heart. As I hit absolute rock bottom shortly after the market crashed in 2008, it was finally time to bear my soul “my art”, so I organized my first exhibition with a local sculptor in the Downtown Los Angeles art walk. At this time it was still new and raw. None of the galleries understand what I was doing, so I was on my own. And it was one of the most liberating and rewarding experiences of my career. Nothing to lose. And for the last ten years It has been an honor to have exhibited internationally, from Shanghai, London, Paris, Italy, to Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Los Angeles, Hawaii, South Africa and elsewhere: with some of the world’s most beautiful Galleries and Museums.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
For the first three to five years I was a “starving artist”, sleeping on couches, selling what I could to rent the best cameras, working all day all night until 4am, and living and breathing my art.
One of the hardest obstacles was family telling me I should go get a job. Luckily I’m stubborn,
Please tell us about Christy Lee Rogers.
I work with water and photography to create human landscapes of emotion, color and movement. Using light refraction between the surface and layers of water, my underwater photographic style and technique have earned international recognition for its style and references to Baroque and Renaissance works. My personal approach is to honor and explore the frailty of our existence within the elements around us.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Running through fields of strawberries and purple flowers. The sun is soft and I fall into the grass surrounded by all this beauty. I’m laughing.
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1. Vogue Mexico “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” image CLR
2. Angers Nantes Opera House, France
3. Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai, China.
Artworks copyright Christy Lee Rogers.