Featured Creative: Fabry Lewis
Senior Fabry Lewis describes her experience taking photos throughout her daily life.
April 30, 2022
Why are you drawn to/passionate about photography?
I’ve always been drawn to photography. I think specifically what’s drawn me to it is the idea of capturing the world how I personally see it. I’m not good with words nor explaining, so being able to capture an emotion or a moment in a distinctive photo is important to me.
What gear (including lenses) do you use?
I don’t have any fancy equipment; in general I just use my phone. I have a Polaroid I love taking pictures on as well because you don’t get redos, and it feels very natural.
What editing software do you use?
I usually don’t edit my photos but, if I do, I use the iPhone app Lightroom. I only really use it if I want to make a photo more saturated, or to fix the exposure. If it’s only a quick edit, I’ll just use the provided editing settings on the photos app.
Describe your style in three words.
I don’t think I’ve ever thought about having a specific style, but in this moment, I’d describe it as quick, spontaneous, genuine, and colorful. I don’t think about the specifics of taking the photo; most of the time I just see an opportunity, and I quickly pull out my phone and snap a picture. I like taking candid photos of people in the moment, so in that way it is more genuine.
Favorite subject to shoot?
People! I love taking candids of people and catching those small moments of joy, appreciation, or love. Nature is a close second; there’s just so much to be discovered and so much hidden beauty in nature.
Which photographers/creators do you look up to and why?
I recently went looking for some photographers to get inspiration from, and while looking I found Francesca Woodman, Taryn Simon, Lorna Simpson, and Evelyn Bencicova. While their styles may be different from mine and each other, something about their photos evoke a strong feeling within me, and I love it! Their messages and how they portray them through their photography are inspiring, and I think it’s a little bit of the unknown curiosity feeling that draws me to their photos.