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Art & Life with Camille Barojas

Today we’d like to introduce you to Camille Barojas.

Camille, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I officially started photography in October 2017. I honestly started photography as a side gig to help bring in extra income. When I was younger I never thought, “Hey, I’m going to be a photographer when I grow up”. But I can say it has truly turned into a passion and creative outlet of mine.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I’m mainly a natural light photographer and I cover a broad range of photography but it’s mostly portraiture. Couples, family, children, weddings, birthdays, etc. I recently got into real estate photography too which has been exciting! It definitely gets me out of my comfort zone. I think everyone deserves to have nice pictures and memories so my price point is a bit lower than most. My hope is that is that all my clients love their photos for years to come! My favorite part about it is the editing process. I love taking a regular photo and turning it into something beautiful for my clients to cherish. I know every artist or photographer has their style and I’m not quite sure what mine is yet. I think I’m still developing it but it can vary on the mood I’m in. But that’s what I like about art. There’s no rules. It’s just creativity and emotion.

What responsibility, if any, do you think artists have to use their art to help alleviate problems faced by others? Has your art been affected by issues you’ve concerned about?
I don’t know if artists have a responsibility to “alleviate” current issues in their community. Maybe it happens naturally but art tells a story, it can convey emotion and everyone’s story is different so I think that is more of an artist’s responsibility, to tell a story which may reflect their interpretation on current events in their community. Right now I’m working on an exciting project that focuses on trauma and the physical scars some carry from that trauma. It involves a twist on the Japanese art of Kintsugi which takes something that appears broken and fills in the pieces with gold. My scar will be included in these stories but I think it will send a strong message about true beauty and that these scars are not a mark of ugliness but rather of strength.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/4peasinapodphotos/posts/1686784871467839/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/4peasinapodphotography/

People can support my work by not only reaching out for a session but simply by sharing my page and engaging in my social media posts. Word of mouth is still a big thing these days.

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