CARLY

With almost ten years exploring film and digital photography, Carly Webber has developed a style that is simple, classic and empowering. Combining her love of storytelling, light and analogue film, Carly's portraits aim to capture the intimate and inspiring stories of wonderfully amazing humans.

ARTIST STATEMENT / STORY

My photography journey began as a way of reconnecting to my childhood passion but also to work through my personal recovery for depression and anxiety.

The first camera I owned was a Nikon D5000, however after a couple of years of shooting digital, I grew tired of sorting through hundreds and hundreds of (mostly) average photo files. So I traded it for an old 1970's vintage Mamiya C330 camera and went all in on analogue. 
With this camera I began working on a personal series, creating portraits and documenting people who were following their dreams and pursuing greatness. I photographed dancers, athletes, musicians, artists and entrepreneurs; recording pictures and words that told stories of adversity, resilience, determination and 'success'.  It was I joked, my therapy. 

Now I carry that same camera (and a few more) forward in all my work, seeking to create beautiful and meaningful portraits. Everyone's story is one worth documenting and I love that I get to do that in a way that thrills me artistically. For that I am grateful.

Image  Left : by Whisky + the Moon