Donna Irene Photography
I was one of those kids that was always in need of a creative outlet, whether it be doodling all over my homework or making my own Myspace layouts. When I started high school, I discovered that my school had a photography club and I thought it would be fun to try. I instantly fell in love with the way I could freeze a moment in time with my camera. And so it started a wonderful journey.
I started out taking lots of self portraits in my backyard, because I had no one else to shoot more than anything. But there was something magical about the solitude of those beginning years, and they truly helped me grow as an artist. I did a 365 project during high school where I took a unique photo every day for a year. That was one of the hardest things I've ever done, but it's because of that year that I am the photographer I am today.
My style has changed so much since I started shooting eight years ago. Today my favorite work to shoot is lifestyle and adventure; I love to photograph my travels and my friends out having fun in beautiful places. I crave to see the world and photograph people enjoying its beauty. But I would say my greatest passion is storytelling, and I aim to always tell stories that matter, no matter what I am creating.
I think that photography should stir us towards a deeper appreciation for the world around us and the people in it. Their is so much beauty to be seen, and my goal as an artist is to help others see more of it.