About the Artist
Lucy Snowe studied photo journalism in Los Angeles at UCLA, and bought her first film camera from her favorite professor. "I used to develop negatives in the closet," says Snowe. "I loved the alchemy of printing on fiber paper. Now, I shoot mainly with my digital camera but the process of photography still feels magical." She's continually inspired by the arts, especially cinema, and often sketches out ideas of an image she has in mind. "These ideas come to me spontaneously," she says, "when I am walking on the beach."
Snowe spent most of her life in Los Angeles before moving to a farm in Oregon several years ago. As a result, she brings an urban eye to all of her subjects. "I attempt to keep my work minimal, modern and hopefully timeless," she explains.
Q&A with Lucy
ARTFUL REVIEW: We're huge fans of your swimmer series! Can you please tell us a bit about your inspiration for these photos?
LUCY SNOWE: "The swimmers are my nod to vintage style and fashion that inspires my work! I like to shoot models who are both strong and interesting. The feeling this work gives me is a sense of freedom."
AR: We're intrigued by your minimal, yet impactful, use of colors, and would love to know what influenced this style of photography?
LS: "I am very influenced by vintage technicolor cinema. I find I'm drawn to the use of color and especially love Hitchcock's choices. I also am very inspired by Scandinavian cinematography."
AR: Lastly, we're curious what's next! Are you currently exploring any new styles of photography?
LS: "I am very interested in current contemporary photography and shooting the most banal ordinary and mundane objects in a modern and minimal way."