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Art & Life with Gina Weathersby

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gina Weathersby.

Gina, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I am a professional food/lifestyle/portrait photographer, stylist, artist, and designer based out of Cincinnati, creating content for commercial & editorial clientele ~ am an award-winning artist, published internationally, and licenses my imagery through OFFSET.

I jumped into photography at an early age, being influenced by the fashion photographers of MY day, Avedon, Roversi, Newton, Penn, Isserman – then immersed myself in the commercial/editorial/film production world as a stylist working alongside some of the most creative clients, art directors, directors, cinematographers, and photographers for more than 25 years – to photography finding me again in 2008. My love of people, easy going personality and soft-spoken manner, teamed with years of experience collaborating, problem-solving and remaining focused while creating visual stories within the parameters of a given project, has served me well in understanding the needs and processes of working together with both clients and/or a team of creatives on jobs both big and small ~ in the end, creating & delivering a final, beautifully crafted vision.

In 2011, after a lifelong love affair with food, I added food photography to my repertoire and began studying the finer points of creating beautifully crafted food imagery that pushes the industry standard, while incorporating my established aesthetic. That same year, I produced four food magazines through 513{eats}, which I founded.

Establishing a studio in Camp Washington’s warehouse district in early 2015, I’ve been working with clients regionally and beyond crafting imagery that conveys a full food narrative – from makers, growers, environments, ingredients, intimate moments, and final presentations – inviting the viewer into each visual experience.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I believe in the craft and the art of photography. I create narratives + content for food brands.

It’s equally important to understand the difference between crafting an image vs. capturing a picture and then knowing when you employ each.

I love working with clients regionally and beyond crafting imagery that conveys a full food narrative – from makers, growers, environments, ingredients, intimate moments, and final presentations – inviting the viewer into each visual experience – and each of those experiences is unique and authentic to the individuals.

What responsibility, if any, do you think artists have to use their art to help alleviate problems faced by others? Has your art been affected by issues you’ve concerned about?
I’ve always believed that the role of an artist is to create emotion. Good or bad, light or dark – some kind of emotion to invoke thought, contemplation and conversations. Art opens the doors to many things such as community, education, enlightenment, mystery, contemplation, exploration.

In a world that raced along, art slows us down.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
My website at www.ginaweathersby.com – my portfolio.
My blog at ginaweathersby.com.
Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/gina_weathersby/.

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Image Credit:
All images ©Gina Weathersby

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