• Interview
  • 09/04/2020 @ 3:24 PM

To begin, can you tell our readers your full name, where you are from, and how long you've been on your creative journey?

My name is Robyn Walsh. I grew up in the Boston area but now live in Northern Washington state. I feel like I’ve been on a creative journey all my life, but I’ve been practicing photography for about 10 years now.

When I came across your work, I was immediately drawn in by your surrealistic style. Can you describe the process by which these ideas come to you and how you bring them into reality?

I believe there is so much more around us than what meets the eye. I imagine it as energy and I connect that with emotion. A lot of times my photos will just start with an emotion I want to portray in a scene, and I will go from there. There are also a lot of days where I let nature inspire me. I get in my car and just drive and let the natural world inspire me and bring my ideas to fruition.

Beautifully put. I definitely see the importance of nature in your work, you create a beautiful interaction between the natural and the human form. It seems to achieve some of these concepts you use technology to bend time, form, and and even physics. How has technology enabled you to push your ideas further? What programs do you use to achieve these visions?

Learning photoshop has been one of the most important things I’ve done so far. Although, I still learn something new about it everyday, It has opened the door to so much possibility. I can pull off ideas and visuals I’ve had forever but was never able to achieve. The other two things I use the most are a cheap LED light, and a portable battery to plug it into so I can light up remote spots in nature. Neither of those were made for photography, but they work!

Do you think you will ever transfer these concepts and techniques to motion pictures / filmmaking? Is that type of storytelling appealing to you?

I love film so much. I get a lot of inspiration from movies. I would be so happy to be part of a team someday. Working on darker psychological thrillers would be ideal.

What are some movies that have inspired you?

I feel like I take a little something from every good movie I watch. The Shining is one of my favorite movies ever made. Some other favorites are Parasite, The Ring, Another Earth, and Melancholia.

I can definitely see some of those influences in the work you make. What are some pros and cons of social media for you as a person and an artist?

I have such a love hate relationship with social media. It is something that I have to constantly remind myself not to pay to much attention to when it comes to the art I’m making. A lot of my most favorite work gets the least amount of attention. Learning not to let the numbers on social media affect what I am making is something I constantly try to keep in the front of my mind. Staying true to myself has been the most fulfilling thing for me. On the other hand, I’ve met some of my best friends and favorite artists on social media. There is so much inspiration being posted everyday, it’s wild.

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