If I Had To Choose…
My favorite image
If I had to choose my favorite image it would be my first self-portrait titled “By Any Means”. I was inspired to shoot this image in 2004 after reading a short bio on Harriet Tubman.
Her strength and determination was always an inspiration to me since a little girl.
It’s been said that Tubman carried a pistol to threaten the slaves if they decided to turn back, telling them, "You'll be free or die." I’m certainly sure she also carried it for protection in case they were threatened in any way.
If I survived being a “rebellious” slave, I would have done the same.
I cannot fathom what it must have been like to simply live during those times but I truly admire Tubman’s dedication.
During this particular point of my life, I was experiencing personal challenges. I was at a stressful period. Reading over Harriet’s story reminded me that my situation wasn’t as difficult as it could be. Additionally, it placed my focus on pushing through and doing whatever is necessary to move forward.
Alyscia Cunningham is a lifestyle photographer. Her main focus
is human images and how it can be incorporated with light and
shadow. She tends to use dramatic lighting in many of her
images because it fosters greater interaction between you and
the photographs, as you tend to analyze it a little more.
Likewise, the use of close ups creates a sense of intimacy and
usually draws a greater emotional reaction from you.
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