An Interview with Photographer Chauncey Mangum

An Interview with Photographer Chauncey Mangum

I read a quote once from American photographer Ansel Adams that said, "Some photographers take reality and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation." Mississippi photographer Chauncey Mangum is no stranger when it comes to picking up a camera. He knows exactly how to capture the image he wants. He has a keen eye and displays great sense of direction when it comes to photography. One can learn quite a bit from him. Fioreme writer Jarquita Brown met Chauncey about...Read More
An Interview with Portraitist @SydneyVanLeigh

An Interview with Portraitist @SydneyVanLeigh

[gallery ids="2973,2974,2972" type="rectangular"] It was a few months ago when American portraitist Sydney Van Leigh Armer moved to New York City after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from Mississippi State University. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, the 24-year-old digital content creator and photographer decided to pursue her dreams in photography and fashion after switching her major from Pre-Veterinary Science. Since her career in photography began, Sydney's work has been published in the Streetcar Creative Arts Journal, a creative journal curated by her alma mater. She has also been featured on well-known fashion blogs such as Black Fashion,...Read More
An Interview with Urban Photographer Antonio Barnes

An Interview with Urban Photographer Antonio Barnes

Jarquita met model turned photographer Antonio Barnes about four years ago on Mississippi State University's campus during a model open call. Barnes is a senior Computer Engineering major and has found a new love, photography. His work has since been featured on some of Instagram's most well-known pages showcasing his take on urban style photography. After meeting up with Barnes a few weeks ago, he stated, "I've always considered myself on the urban side, but as I work and progress, I hope to expand." "When I want to capture the moment or the emotion that's being expressed within a photo,...Read More
An Interview with Fashion Photographer Aspen Cierra Evans

An Interview with Fashion Photographer Aspen Cierra Evans

"I refuse to have to deal with the male gaze in my fashion photography any longer." One of the first cameras 22-year-old Aspen Cierra Evans purchased on her own was a Nikon D800. Aspen was born on a military base in Honolulu, Hawaii and has moved across numerous states in the United States. She was a freshman in college at Savannah College of Art and Design when she began her official career in photography. The commercial fashion photographer is now based in Atlanta, Georgia. Aspen's style is very clean and crisp, and she works with simple backgrounds. Her most recent work was featured in...Read More
Danae Brown: Going Out On A Limb

Danae Brown: Going Out On A Limb

Owner of Out On A Limb Wood Products, Danae Brown is looking to turn her wood making business into a full-time job that she loves. Danae has been married for three years and currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her and her husband both enjoy creating and working with wood and that is what put them into business. Out On A Limb focuses on wood burning and wood working. Their products are mostly home décor. Danae makes items such as signs, kitchen decorations, coasters and magnets. Danae works as a full-time teacher for students with severe disabilities, but she is also...Read More