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Today we’d like to introduce you to Anna Rochelle.

Anna Rochelle, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I was the kid who could color all-day-long. I took art classes instead of playing sports. At 2, I could be found dancing around the house with homemade ribbons listening to music on my cassette tapes.
At 11, I hosted a “summer-craft-club’ at my house. At 15 I started making & selling jewelry. When I was 17, I got my first DSLR camera! I studied photography in college, but couldn’t afford to private art school tuition, so I left, creatively, physically, mentally worn out. I had self-doubts (that I now know, every creative wades through!). So, I went down a different path. But a few years later, life brought me back to my love of creating art and capturing images. Photography is a story-telling medium that captures memories and can tell truths or perpetuate lies.

I see the world in frames of matching or clashing colors. When I’m behind the camera, listening to someone’s story, or exploring new places I feel I am doing what I was born to do-connect and create!

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I create images. As a photographer, I hope to create images that make the viewer pause for a moment. Light and beauty exist everywhere. I love when I capture the moments “in between”.

I love working one-on-one with models-experimenting creatively with something that looks strange in the moment but turns into magic! Bringing a vision to life is extremely satisfying, but it’s usually what I didn’t plan that I end up loving the most.

I also, love documenting the unposed moments of elderly veterans telling me their stories or children running the streets in other countries.
I often travel with my canon, holga, polaroid, and iPhone… it’s a lot to lug around, but it’s worth the memories!

I love working behind the scenes on commercial shoots, or capturing musicians making their art on stage.

I am inspired by words of many. I am inspired by everyone who overcomes hardship, I am inspired by those who embrace the awkward, the self-doubts, and the pressure of media and marketing and still keep making their own vision a reality.

What do you think it takes to be successful as an artist?
Success should be defined as: doing whatever makes you feel fulfilled. Being genuine as a person AND as an artist. Make what you love.

Sometimes it’s hard to define success beyond the number of followers, clients, or likes you receive in comparison with your peers. Competition wants to take over. Discouragement wants to overcome the joy of creating. I’ve watched several friends “make it” and reach places I wish I could reach. That’s hard!
The creative path is varied and unique to each person! You have to find self-motivation to keep going. Take criticism but figure out who you are and hold on to that in spite of various voices.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
Instagram @annarochelleimagery Photography Account
@allthebeautyisee Personal Account




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