Caitlin// I have always been a keen photographer, snapping anything that catches my eye, usually on my iPhone. Admittedly, professional photographers would perhaps view me as a complete novice but I believe that if you put a camera, of any kind, in the right hands, great photos and moments can be captured. I love the ease of being able to take a photo within seconds and I always have my phone on me, meaning that whenever I have the opportunity I can take a great shot.
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Whilst on my travels, I am always keen to capture as much as possible, whether through photography or on film. In summer 2015, I visited America for the first time and made it my mission to absorb every second of being there, as I knew that the opportunity to go again would be few and far between. I visited four different areas along the East coast, including Maine, Portland (Maine), Boston and New York City, and I have images taken from these locations in many pieces of my work, showing perhaps some of the less well-known areas of these cities.
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My work also includes images from various other places that I have visited, including Valencia in Spain and and Morzine in France. I love to try and mix different climates and environments to see the immediate contrast between the two.
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At first I began to mix the photographs I had taken simply as a hobby, using my iPad mini and the Adobe Photoshop app to see what kind of images I could create, as a break between studying and a way to relax. I love to work quickly and experiment a lot with the different outcomes available from playing around with the tools on Photoshop. I was inspired by the images that I took whilst travelling in these different locations, as well as experiencing them first-hand and I knew that I wanted to do something with them.
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After posting a few of these images on Instagram, I realised that they could hold potential and I decided to look into approaching my hobby from a more professional perspective, inspiring me to open up my own shop on Etsy. I felt that this was the best place to begin, as it allows you to add your own personal touch and as a student it provides a great opportunity to sell my own work through a reliable site. I have started with A3 sized posters but in the future I hope to expand to creating different sized artworks including larger posters and postcards.
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I really enjoy mixing these photos and will continue to work on more, as well as building my shop on Etsy whilst completing my third and final year here at AUB.
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Website// caitlingoble.com
Instagram// caitlin.goble