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Interview With Tori Hood, Photographer Responsible for Colors
Question: Could we start off by having you tell me a bit about yourself and your piece?
"I just take photos for fun, and I love the natural beauty of the earth. My piece was taken at Kitch-iti-kipi, its Michigans largest natural freshwater spring located in the upper peninsula."
Question: Why did you start taking photographs? Am I correct in the fact that this piece was originally called Swamp? Why did you decide to change what you called it? Is there any particular meaning to this piece which really stuck with you and influenced your decision to publish it?
"I started taking pictures in 6th grade with my best friend Will Brinkerhoff, he had a nikon and I was so jealous of how good he was at taking pictures, and still is today! I never named my photo swamp it was just a mix up, I actually called it colors because of how beautiful and colorful the spring was."
Question: Can you tell me a bit about your artistic style and the techniques you use in your photography?
"I like to shoot bright colorful places and stuff that isn't so regular, mostly busy looking things. I like taking pictures of natural beauty on the planet that spark happiness in the viewers soul!"
Happiness in the viewers soul is a good artistic goal. Thank you for your time.
To learn more about Tori, Colors, and her art, check out the First Edition of Pufferfish at the Neutral Zone's Shopify (link here)