The story behind the lens…
My name is Cara Friedman, and I grew up in the bay area in a suburb of the wonderful city of San Francisco. I had always been into photography and the arts since a child, but when I seriously got into it was after I injured my knee and had to have knee surgery, which set me back in my practice of Ballet. I was at home one day and decided I need to dig up my mother’s old film camera and begin to shoot with it. This was back in high school.
I hope to always shoot whatever randomly inspires me, as my style changes and I grow. I think for me it’s important when I work as an assistant in the fashion photography world, to see many people still shoot film and take inspiration from art rather than popular culture. I’d much rather read poems and look at classic paintings or a Brancusi sculpture then see the hottest celebrity Instagram. It’s important to find inspiration in the old great art and apply it to a new contemporary piece you are making today.
About the photos: This collection of photos includes a variety of many things. I have photos I took in Paris this past September. Paris is my favourite city, full of history and art and nature all in one. I met up with my friend Briana who was there and