Susie is a photographer currently based in Portland, Oregon. Born in Lansing, Michigan, west of Detroit, Susie's earlier work is rooted in the landscapes surrounding her. She has since developed an emphasis in fine art portraiture, informed by her studies with the New York Institute of Photography. Susie's photographs evoke a patina, dreamy rawness; whether the image is grounded in surf and sun or reflects the genuine essence of her subject. When she is not shooting for Airbnb or supporting her artist community through grassroots organizations, you can find her teaching photography for Apple, Inc.
What I love the most is how I am able to connect myself with the situation at hand. It feels like I see a part of something that no one ever has before, my work is more emotional. I love the post processing because there's excitement of not knowing what will come.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done a mixture of weddings and engagements to fashion shoots as well as lifestyle shoots. I'm dabbling in food photography at the moment. I make these shoots special by adding my flavor of editing in the end.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Selected for show at the Maine Photography Show 2017 in Boothbay Harbor Maine. Awarded at the Portland Museum of Art, and selected honoree at SPACE Gallery in Portland, Maine
A fun fact about this photographer
I have a twin brother who is undeniably more handsome than me.