Some people love to pose in front of a camera while others steer clear of the flashing lights. But freshman Carissa Flores was made to hold the camera in her hands.
A Philadelphia native, FloresÂ has always been interested in the arts. Music, theatre and dance all complemented her creativity. However, it wasn’t until high school that she found her calling.
“I was officially introduced to the art of photography in high school,” says Flores. “Only after taking a few photography courses, I instantly knew that this was going to be a great passion of mine because I enjoyed it much more than any other hobby I had participated in.”
Flores is a Visual Arts major with a concentration in photography. After graduation in 2020 she hopes to work at a photography magazine so she can further her photographic passion.
So what was it that really made Flores fall in love with the camera? HowÂ does she know that this is her true passion?
Flores says, “My favorite part is that you can find beauty in various, and often unexpected, forms and then use photography as a bridge to visually share these newfound beauties with others. Â I think it can be such a liberating and spectacular process for the photographer and viewer alike.”
Inspired by Patrick Weidmann, a Swiss photographer,Â she has developed an abstract, unusual and interesting style.Â “He is enamored with the abstract, tight cropping, light glares, and reflections just as I am,” says Flores.
While Flores doesn’t typically photograph people, click here to view her work or to contact her.
And, photographer isn’t the only thing on her resume. She is also an aspiring makeup artist and is currently working on starting her own business in the near future.