” My name is Laina Briedis. I’ve lived on Long Island all my life, and for as long as I can remember I have been captivated with the concept, practice, and art of photography. You could say that I very often try to live vicariously though my pictures- each still frame is a dream I had once, an attempt to capture or at least encompass some aspect of infinity.
I create photographs because I’ve come to the conclusion that all the best kinds of happiness depend upon it as far as my existence goes. I want to remember everything the way it was meant to be seen, and catalog not only an experience or an adventure, but the feelings associated with it and the dream-like state our memories record in. I strive to make each one of my photographs not only provoke a memory within myself, but an emotion- something that can bound across the invisible gaps that separate us from one another, creating a connection with someone else who’s able to reach out and grab it.
As far as preference and style, I find myself very moved by and inspired to create photographs that are deeply colorful or demonstrate a boldness of color in some way. My favorite medium is 35mm color film typically at ISO 200-400. I tend to focus the majority of my photographs on the spontaneous or spontaneously-inspired moments of living subjects, especially those I have meaningful relationships with. “
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