by Kelly Shimoda
I look for what no one else is noticing, the strange and beautiful things people are quickly walking by.-Kelly Shimoda
PDN online has an article about the work of Kelly Shimona (see her portfolio here). I love her boldness to find beauty in details of ordinary life, too ordinary for many to miss, but holding the intrinsic beauty of what is familiar and constitutes our life. As a founder of photo agency Veras Images you will find more of her work at the website.
I like to go where I’m not supposed to be and look inside places and people. I like being forced into a confined space and discovering the hidden details. I suppose it’s my style of curiosity that is unique and that I hope comes out in my photos. I am curious about the quotidian, am compulsively inquisitive about people, and I have a tendency to ask too many questions about the intimate details of people’s lives. I think this translates into my photography through what I choose to focus on and perhaps the manner in which I shoot.- Kelly Shimoda