Photo cred: Sharda Byrd
A May 2016 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelors of Arts in Studio Art, I have an active passion for photography. I am a native of Winston Salem, North Carolina. From a tender age, I was attracted to cameras and taking photographs of virtually any and everything I encountered. It was not until a subtle field trip to the zoo that I received a pre-rolled camera and my fascination with photography was fully eradicated.
Throughout my career, I observed and took beneficial advice from other photographers, which subsequently aided me in evolving and perfecting my own unique style of photography. Three of my most influential photographers are Dorothea Lange, Vivian Maier and Gordon Parks. Their raw documentary style has always attracted me, and motivated me to imitate and transform their work into my very own. I have been featured in a number of publications, one of the most notable is the San Francisco Chronicle. I like to think outside the box, and challenge the norms of society with each project I take on. A few of my strengths include instinctively knowing the best place to shoot, and utilizing all resources to capture the optimal picture. My thought-provoking documentary style exemplifies my ability to capture each and every spontaneous moment. Not only that, but I am a traditionalist, in the sense that I am strongly attracted to monochromatic images.