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31 Days of Photographers That Inspire: Day 8: Lai tā būtu photography

I said previously that none of the photographers that I am featuring have contacted me to be featured because I think it’s important to note that just by being them they have inspired me without even knowing it.  But for today, I will briefly retract that statement. Only briefly though because the rest of the month is fully planned out with the rest of my inspiration!  But when I received a message from Arlette Conde of Lai tā būtu photography and started looking through her work, another 19 year old photographer made me actually tear up.

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I was a photographer when I was 19…and guess who’s portfolio at the time you WON’T be seeing?! I am beyond inspired that so many “kids” at that age have this incredible outlet to get their ideas and emotions out in a way that just didn’t exist for me with my darkroom skills at the time.

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Her work is rich and emotive and gives me a reason to pause and look deeper within each photograph to allow myself to be there with her.  I don’t feel that way often about images. I’m often drawn in to look at how a photographer accomplished something, but her work makes me look past the photographer side of myself and makes me just want to experience the emotion she is sharing.

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You can follow Bonnie and Gabriel Al-RIfai of 2 Birds Photography here.  And soon..still not yet (c’mon Photoshelter..what’s up with the 48 hour wait period?!?!) I’ll have my fine art website up at http://www.bonniealrifai.com.  (for today, it’s www.bonniealrifai.photoshelter.com and that does work.)

Be sure to check out the rest of my 31 Days of Photographers that Inspire!

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