Mixing travel and nostalgia with Rebecca.Snapshots
Ten years ago, I decided to pursue photography professionally. I had always dabbled in it for fun but never thought it could be a career. I always had a love for fashion and I started photographing fashion bloggers and street style at New York fashion week.
Along the way I developed a passion for travel photography. I never really traveled as a child and ended up traveling so much as an adult to counteract that. I am drawn specifically to colorful, glamorous, and beautiful vacation spots. They are usually around water. I love to capture scenes of people on vacation at leisure. I am also intrigued by the past and nostalgia, specifically the 1950's and 1960's.
My work is largely inspired by Slim Aaron's photographs. When I take a photo I want to transport the viewer somewhere that is real but is also in a way, a dream.
I learned to not compare your work to others. It is a really hard thing to do and to accept that your work is your own and that people like it. I think everyone does this especially in the social media age, but you have to just focus on your own work and appreciate other work without comparison. I keep having to tell myself this so it is an ongoing process. No matter what, as an artist you are going to compare your work.
Last year, during the pandemic, I stopped using certain social media sites that I felt were promoting negativity and were just concerned with quantity over quality. I try to combat the comparison aspect by telling myself that my work is completely separate from another person's. They are not me, I am not them.
Photography is amazing because every single person is different and has a unique style. I still like to look at other photographer's work. It is inspiring and motivates me to want to grow and do better.
I am always shooting and editing. I never really stop. Editing photos is incredibly relaxing to me, I sit there for hours working. I often take photos I have in my archive from years ago and edit them in a different way depending on what style I am feeling. I personally do not think I have one particular style I stick to all the time. I get into different moods and run on that for a while. I am definitely a perfectionist.