Today we’d like to introduce you to Regan Norton.
Regan, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
When I was in fifth grade I started playing around with my family’s old camera. I would dress up my sister and take photos of her in our backyard, set up scenes in my room, and would create stories and props to use for photoshoots. Having a creative mind at a young age really helped me develop into the photographer I am today. I always had wild ideas and creative concepts to play with and eventually knew that this was a hobby I wanted to pursue.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
My work focuses on form, movement, and the human body, as well as the relationship between people, architecture, and unknown spaces. Expressing themes of color, light, and memory into my photographs, I shoot strangers, friends, and loved ones. Constantly experimenting, finding inspiration, and dreaming, I try to photograph subjects that catch my eye, things that not everyone might see. I love working with dancers and exploring how they can move within a space, as well as shooting portraits in a unique way.
Each shoot I do has its own concept and message behind it for people to take away. I love collaborating with others, assisting and curating projects, and even helping out behind the scenes. Photography is my passion and I believe that sometimes the most beauty is found in the mundane, ordinary objects that people oversee.
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 definitely think the role of an artist has changed in today’s world. Especially with photography and the rise of social media-now suddenly everyone is a photographer. It has become a trend, and so many people have access to a camera by simply going on their smartphone. This makes the industry a lot more cut throat and competitive than it was even a few years ago.
This may not be the answer you’re looking for, but right now there are not any local, national or international events/issues that are affecting my art.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
Right now the only places people can see my work is on my website www.reganscamera.com or my Instagram – @reganscamera. People can support my work my visiting my website, sending me an email, or offering to collaborate on a project!
The main photo of me is by Eunice Beck.