My name is Erin Graboski and I am a fine art photographer from the US. I studied fine art with a concentration in Photography in college but my love and passion for photography came long before that.
I first discovered that I had a niche and a developing love for photography during my teenage years. I like to think of myself as self-taught since I loved to take my camera and learn how to use it hands on. Even when my photography was evolving and growing, I knew that concept was an element that was always prevalent in my art. As I learned more about myself as an artist and figured out what I enjoyed photographing, I began to take self-portraits and then when I acquired photoshop for editing, I then found my ultimate niche which is fine art, conceptual portraits.
I adore making images that have a surreal element and including a lot different details in them that make them unique. I like to think of my work as being a still of a visual story. I love to find unique outdoor spaces and locations to create in. I work a lot in composite creating since photoshop is the main editing software I use. The ability to create different worlds and scenes that you wouldn’t typically or easily find in real life is a significant source of creativity and a challenge that is fun to take on.
The images featured a mixture of self-portraits and portraits that I’ve taken in the last few years. The self-portraits are more recent favorites that I’ve created that I used a lot of compositing to build the image together. The portraits were shot at different, special places that we were able to get access to shoot at or at, again, cool nature spaces that we found to make the setting of the images. They are the perfect representation of exactly the kind of art I love to make with my camera. ~ @erin.graboski.art