I grew up in Washington State, and moved in my teenage years to Utah. I’ve been shooting full-time since 2012, but before that I studied illustration. I’m fascinated with the idea of developing the ability to see. Anyone who has attempted to look at something and draw it on paper is immediately confronted with the fact that seeing accurately is not a yes or no, can or can’t — it’s a skill that can be improved and mastered. With a photograph, light is recorded accurately, but there is still so much available for interpretation and communication. Heroicism, dynamism, beauty, optimism, or their opposites, and more, are all available to see in the same subject, same location, same camera. I love it.
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About Braxton Wilhelmsen