Q&A With Photographer Breanne Pryor
January 25th, 2017 | Natasha Englehardt
This week we’ve been sharing stories, designs, interviews and more to celebrate #PlattAlumni Appreciation Week. Platt College San Diego has been around since the 1980’s so we’ve had many talented people walk through our doors. We may be a small school but our alumni are who make us what we are today. Breanne Pryor is one of those alumni and we wanted to showcase some of her beautiful photography work along with an interview about her current career. You can see more of her work on Instagram here: www.instagram.com/brepryorphotography.
Natasha: How would you describe your photography style?
Breanne: I would describe my style as natural, intimate, and vibrant. I love capturing the vivid elements of the world around the subjects.
Natasha: Do you shoot film, digital or both? If you use both do you have a preference?
Breanne: For professional projects, I shoot digital, but I do take on personal projects from time to time with film. I prefer digital over film, because I can provide clients their images faster than with film, and it’s more cost effective.
Natasha: What do you enjoy most about living and working in San Diego?
Breanne: What I love most about living and working in San Diego is the weather! It’s great weather year round to shoot outdoors. There are also a vast amount of different landscapes to work with in San Diego County. We could go to the beach, desert, plains, or forest, all in one day!
Natasha: Who are 5 photographers you admire most?
Breanne: The 5 photographers I admire the most are George Hurrell, Robert Frank, Jerry Ghionis, Igor Bulgak, and Steve McCurry.
Natasha: What’s your favorite photo you’ve ever taken?
Breanne: My favorite photograph I have ever taken is of the ceiling of Chicago’s Union Station. I was with my friends in the city for a day, and I sat down on the floor while waiting for our train back to Joliet. I looked up for a moment, and I saw a beautiful array of lines and shapes in an art deco style on the ceiling above me. I laid down flat on my back on the ground, and snapped the photo, just as we were called for our train. Not only is the photo nostalgic for me, but it serves as a good reminder to really observe a scene. You never know what you might miss!
Natasha: Any advice you have for other aspiring photographers?
Breanne: The best advice I can offer to aspiring photographers is to slow down, even when working with digital. Take a moment to look at your lighting, composition, and vantage point. After you take one photograph, stop and really look at it. You may miss a small detail that could have a huge impact.
Natasha: What’s next for you?
Breanne: What’s next for my photography is exploration into different formats and processes. I recently completely a photographic narrative all in Cyanotype, and am looking to do more alternative darkroom processes in the nearby future. I will also be utilizing a large format camera for my next personal project, so stay tuned!
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