Today we’d like to introduce you to Madie Ramser.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I grew up in school band in Simi Valley, playing saxophone, and hanging out with the punk kids, going to shows, mosh pits, as close to the music as I can get. I’ve been surrounded by music and photography my entire life, my stepdad is a camera operator, so it only seems fitting that I would throw myself into the middle of both. I tend to live vicariously through the musicians on stage and I think that really pulls through in my work. I can relate and find the moments that people usually miss when they see a show. I want to give the fans a moment they can relive through my work, bring them back to that place again. I also work as an esthetician in Hollywood, my second love: healing.
Please tell us about your art.
I like to recreate emotions that people fill from a show, or an event. I want to give them a reason to go back and remember something specific and smile. I photograph all kinds of musicians and artists, and I have shot many music videos as well, some with my best friends. I feel like it really allows me the creativity to express anything and everything all at once. I revel in that. I want people to take away a memory, a love, a feeling from my work that is so strong they want to share it with others. I really revel in that.
We often hear from artists that being an artist can be lonely. Any advice for those looking to connect with other artists?
Being an artist is lonely, sometimes it can be tough to find the motivation to get up and create it. I love working with other artists, photographers, creatives that have a great message and I can stand behind them on it. In the end, we are all trying to do this thing together and I feel this generation more than ever is supporting each other. I really love that. Meet other like-minded people and just create. Who cares if you don’t think it’s the best, because someone else will and you might change their life with it.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I have a website: madieramser.com
my Instagram @madietenae
my twitter @madieramser
I haven’t sold any prints online yet, but I will start to do that soon enough!