Newborn photography is just the beginning
Photographer and photographer-turned-author, Sarah McElvaney, talks about her new book, “Panning Photography,” which focuses on the new generation of photographers that have just arrived.
McElvane writes:I’ve been in photography since I was about six years old.
I think the idea that there’s a new generation out there, that’s coming of age, that can look at it in a completely different way, I think is a very exciting thing.
The fact that it’s not so young, that people are really seeing that it doesn’t always look so familiar and not so familiar, is an incredible thing.
You can take the camera from someone who was born a few years ago and say, “Well, it’s a little bit different,” and it’s just a whole new way to look at things.
It’s really important to me that people, particularly younger photographers, can look in a new way, that they can be creative, that there is something for everyone, that all those things are there.
You can look and see a whole different world out there.
When I was younger, I remember being in my teens, I didn’t really get the exposure I was expecting, I wasn’t in my element.
And I remember having this image of myself and that I was a really good photographer, I was really good at taking pictures, I knew how to use a camera, I had a really nice home, I loved going to art classes, I liked playing video games.
I remember thinking, I want to do something with photography, so I go and take my camera to an art gallery, I walk in and take a few pictures, then I walk out and I’m just thinking, This is what I want.
So I’ve been doing that for 20 years, and that’s when I really got into photography.
When you get to the age of 18 or 20, you start getting the recognition that you deserve.
It becomes really interesting to go through the years, to see what people have taken, and to see that the people who have taken those pictures have been the people you were expecting to see.
When you have this kind of a sense of the world around you, that you can see it, that it exists, that your mind is just not in the right place, it makes it all the more incredible.
You’re just looking for that new element that is there and it all feels very natural.
McGill is a photographer, a filmmaker, and the author of the books “The Unauthorized Photographs of Thomas Jefferson,” “Marilyn Monroe,” and “The Secret Diary of a French Princess.”
She has been featured in The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Newsweek, and others.