Snapshot: Holly Cromer, Virginia

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Where do you live?
Blacksburg, Virginia or as most people know it Virginia Tech.

What kind of camera do you shoot with?
I have a Canon 7D that I use for digital photos and a Canon Elan IIe that I use for film.  Every once in a while I use my Holga 135.

What is your favorite subject to shoot?
Portraits.  I’d like to start working with more models on personal projects or even lookbooks for fashion students, but my town is small and models can be hard to come by.

Where do you draw inspiration for your work?
When I browse around the internet, I keep a little notebook by my side.  If I see a photo that I madly love, I study it closely and see what it is exactly that I love, then I write that down so when I go to actually take photos I don’t feel like I’m directly copying someone else’s work.  I used to dissect magazines the same way, but it was more expensive and harder to organize than browsing blogs and now of course Pinterest allows me to hoard all of my favorite images and inspiration.

If you could travel in time to photograph any place and era, when and where would you choose?
I’ve always had a fascination with the 1960′s…  I’d love to go back to Woodstock and live by the beach in California.

Tell me a random fact about yourself.
I love to be in water, but I can’t open my eyes underwater and I have to hold my nose when I jump in.

Check more of Holly’s work on her website and flickr page.

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Comments

Jane -March 9, 2012, 10:42AM

Aw, VA. My second home. Thank you for the lovely pictures. This brought a tear to my eye (seriously). I was there last summer for the first time (& first time in the US). It stole a piece of my heart. <3

Amanda -March 9, 2012, 12:56PM

yeah, reppin VA :)

Jessica -March 9, 2012, 1:28PM

Yay Virginia! I live about 4hrs away from Blacksburg. My brother went to Tech(AMAZING college). I love your photography!

Faith -March 9, 2012, 6:57PM

Hey Free People, how does one submit artwork to be shown on the blog?

~F

Josi -March 9, 2012, 10:03PM

I’m in Blacksburg no! And I just graduated from Tech. What an amazing place to be and what a beautiful place to photograph. Your pictures are lovely..

Anonymous -March 11, 2012, 10:24AM

what camera are you using?? awesome pictures!

Megan -March 19, 2012, 11:49AM

just moved to Lynchburg Va. Love it here. great pics!

Turquoise Lollipops -March 19, 2012, 12:41PM

These pictures are fantastic. Amazing post :)

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