This episode is an interview with Andrea Moffatt. Andrea is a mother of two boys who loves to photograph her family’s stories. She recently created a break out for Click Photo School titled, The Stories that Make Us.
Our conversation starts by Andrea telling us about how she captured her family’s experience of the recent solar eclipse.
Andrea talks about how and when she likes to free lens or use a lens baby. Recently she used it after she dropped off her son at his first day of kindergarten. Another time she used it was when she was worried about a sick child.
There is lifestyle photography, what Elena Blair does, and the photojournalistic photography of Kirsten Lewis. Andrea uses a documentary approach and she consciously adds her own experience to the photo.
Andrea and I both live in the Pittsburgh area and enjoy taking our kids to the zoo here. We’ve both photographed our kids with the polar bears there. As Andrea has learned more about making photos and telling stories well her photos of the polar bears have gotten better.
Andrea and I both love reading. We talked about a lot of books in this episode. Here are some.
Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Some Writer by Melissa Sweet
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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