self portrait

Krystina Miller

BFA - photography

For the majority of my photographic learning experience, I have gone in and out of phases, if you will, pertaining to what I am inspired by or simply interested in at that moment. Mostly these inspirations or interests come from other mediums of art or other artists’ works. Consciously or subconsciously, these phases were often reflected in my work in one way or another. Needless to say, my subject matter is never static. Despite the ever changing inspiration/interest, I found that my work does embody a certain characteristic; evident contrasts of darks and lights when working in black and white photography; along with highly saturated colors when using color images.

I wanted to step outside my immediate surroundings and capture images that I had never seen before. The initial thought was to portray the stereotypical Texan, down-home, western cowboy style that comes to most individual’s minds when they think of “Texas”. The images in this exhibit were taken in and around the areas of Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio. There was no set plan or agenda; I left it to chance. I find that life is full of chance happenings, spontaneity, and unpredictable outcomes.

If these photographs have any purpose, it is to capture those chance happenings in life; the stranger passed on the street, that perfect view from atop a canyon, the random items or everyday objects that are disregarded yet seem to possess an unexpected beauty, to find splendor in the overlooked ordinary. If these photographs can provoke an emotion, a nostalgic reaction, a warm feeling in the heart or soul of just one person, then I consider my job done.






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