(Note from Amy) Cindy & I hand pick our cover photographers. When I came across Meg's work, I was stunned. Her emotional, dramatic and pure work captures the sheer humanness of her subjects. It's a pleasure to view her images, and I find myself returning again and again to certain photographs.
Q&A with Meg Bitton
How did you get into photography?
Back in high school a looooooong time ago, my dad bought me a film camera, and its been deep in my soul ever since.
Are there any photographers who inspired or influenced your work?
There are a lot of artists out there, be it photographers, musicians, interior designers, fashion designers, sculptors, painters that influence my work.
What is your photography philosophy?
Shoot what you love and the way you see life through the lens. Make no excuses and never apologize for your vision.
What is your photoshop philosophy?
Learn it, all of it. Understand the whole program.
What equipment do you use - and please describe your work process:
I am a Nikon user.
Your images have a hazy, dreamy feel with a tinge of something I can't quite describe; sadness? humanness? Please describe how you go about capturing this in camera and enhancing it in photoshop.
I go about capturing it in my heart and my soul. I click when I see and feel the moment. When I process, I close my eyes and remember the moment, how it really was and then I think about how to enhance that moment with color. Then, I start….
How do you pose and interact with your subjects?
I stay very far away from my subjects. I speak softly, sometimes not at all. I wait. Sometimes a long time.
You have developed a unique look to all your images. How would you advise someone just starting out who would like to find that special something in their own work?
No two people see life the same way. Put out into the world your vision and your passion. Dig deep inside of you and find it. It's there.