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Emily Van Ness

continuing to look at West Coast photographers…

Los Angeles native, Emily Van Ness, is making her mark at the Savannah College of Art and Design as a sophmore photography student. Emily has an innate ability to capture the essence of her sitter(s), and could be considered the Nikki S. Lee of the photography world. The off-kilter double and triple exposures create a cubist complexity that goes beyond the typical portrait. She is definitely someone to keep an eye on.

“It is part of human nature to be social, to create relationships with others. We strive to learn about other people, to find what makes them who they are. Simply connecting with someone, whether momentary or even life-long, propels us toward becoming who we are. I’m always interested in people, in their faces, and in the stories that they tell through their eyes, their expressions and how they hold themselves. It seems to me that we can learn so much just from a single expression and even more as emotions change and spread across our faces. Because the range of human emotion is complex and intricate, capturing moments in time can show just a hint of the human spirit and all it is capable of achieving.”

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