EXCLUSIVE: Our Interview with Arielle Vey

Photos courtesy of Arielle Vey Hi Arielle! Please introduce yourself Hello there! I'm Arielle - a freelance photographer, digital r...

Photos courtesy of Arielle Vey

Hi Arielle! Please introduce yourself
Hello there! I'm Arielle - a freelance photographer, digital retoucher, and designer based out of San Diego. I have been shooting and editing for years and it has truly become my love and my life. Whether I am working with others or have a personal project in mind, my goal is to always create original concepts and deliver something exceptional. My blog launched this past summer which focuses on everything from project adventures to inspiring photo shoots. Other than taking pictures and experimenting in photoshop, I am crazy about fashion, painting on my living room floor and anything vintage!

(Read on for more of the interview and photos!)

Can you tell us more about your photography?
I have been developing a certain vibrancy with my photography. Constantly striving to deliver something eye catching and eclectic. While I'm on location, in the studio, whether behind the lens or the computer, the intent is to make what ever I'm working on the coolest it can be.

We love your fine art photography! What is the process of composing these images?
Thank you! The majority of my fine art photography is not planned. Typically I will be going through material I shot and something will jump out at me. The pictures themselves give me my ideas and then I create layers and add gradients of color. I can play in Photoshop for hours but sometimes just a few minutes of spontaneity will result in the really good ones. Fine art is the most personal medium in my book and I think it can be a great reflection of the artist.

When did you realize you love taking photos?
I started becoming interested in photography in high school. My first photo class had fancy SLR cameras and great studio equipment to use. Every break I had I would miss it. I was addicted and I loved it.

What do you wish to address to your audiences through your work?
A different way of looking at things. I believe that anything can come from nothing. If you can imagine it then you can make it real. To my audience, I would like to encourage that anything can be, if you want it to be.

If you could only work with one color, what would it be and why?
Yellow. I think that color really reflects my style in many ways. It's bright, warm and can add certain dimensions that no other color can.

In regards to your work, what are your plans for the near future?
In the near future, I would love to work in the fashion photography industry. That has been my passion for many years and I think it's what I am meant to do. Wherever that may take me, I'll be happy with it. Beyond that I want to continue building my blog and sharing my stories.

Any pet peeves?
The industry I work in relies so much on technology. I have little to no control what my camera, computer, printer, or internet is going to do with no notice. I still wouldn't trade it for the world.

What are your hidden talents?
In my free time I love to paint or sketch. I have always had a real passion for free hand design and creating something original. I also enjoy cooking, refurbishing vintage furniture and experimenting with graphic design.

What would you do if you won a million dollars?
First things first, I would take my entire family on a vacation so we could all spend time together. Most of my extended family reside in the Pacific Northwest. Their support means the world to me.

Arielle Vey's website
Arielle Vey's blog

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