Kristy Ann // Bowling Green, OH // Portrait

KRISTY INSPIRES ME. Last semester I was in Large Format, a class that changed my life in many ways, and we were told to partner up with someone else in the class to trade the camera back and forth. I was nervous, because partnering up with a stranger for school-related anything is stressful. Looking around the class, I saw partnerships form between awkward strangers and people that had known each other from previous classes, each pairing clinging to each other. Kristy and I, however, were alone and partnerless, and we made desperate eye contact with each other in hopes to gain a partnership. Our friendship began organically; we were classmates that became "school friends" and then, magically, we began to understand each other in ways that no one else really did. Kristy is always working - whether it's photography purely as a form of self-expression, or in taking photos for her day job, she's constantly making photos, and I owe her for inspiring me to work to be half as dedicated as she is.

I'm so thankful for her friendship, for being able to vent about school and photography and life. 

Go check out her work at www.kristyanncartmell.com