Focused On: Cynthia Haynes

By |2016-03-02T16:44:07+00:00Jan 12th, 2016|

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Above Photo: © Cynthia Haynes

For all the effort I put into sharing my own photos and stories to help inspire others, it’s as important to share the work of all the talented artists out there who inspire me. That’s why I’ve built my new series, Focusing On. Each post will highlight the work of a particular artist who has helped me make countless deposits into my inspiration bank account. Today’s post focuses on Cynthia Haynes.

I first met Cynthia while touring around Venice in late 2015, on a pivotal workshop led by David duChemin. While Cynthia’s charm was immediately apparent, it was the way she approached her photography that caught my eye. Filling the absence of any sort of pretense was a genuine curiosity—the sort you’d find in a wide-eyed world explorer—keenly looking to capture those tiny, special elements found in the very same moments that most everyone else discarded without a second glance.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section style=”margin: 0px; padding: 5px 0px; “][cs_row style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” inner_container=”true”][cs_column style=”padding: 0px; ” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″][cs_text]

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4 Comments

  1. oldhickory49 January 14, 2016 at 6:20 am - Reply

    Awesome stuff. Love the look. First thought that comes to mind my is, how is she doing this??

  2. Larry Citra January 14, 2016 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    These are some of the most beautiful motion blur images I have seen …… super work!

  3. lee kivi January 14, 2016 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    Thanks Brian, beautiful images,looking forward to more from this “focusing on” series

  4. Terry Gardner January 17, 2016 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Great use of the technique. Exquisite images.

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