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An imagemaker

The use of hashtags is something that I find both helpful and also a bit silly. I don't call myself a #womanphotographer because I prefer that people like my photography (or not) regardless of my gender. In the same respect, I don't call my work #fineartphotography as it is up to the viewer to decide if it is art or not. I often label my work #streetphotography because that is a useful hashtag for people that are looking for that style of work. That said, I haven't been accepted in the street photography "clubs" as one of them. They tend to be very closed groups. I started in photography well before computers and the internet. And while the internet is fabulous for viewing and sharing photography, it can be rather confining when it comes to the use of hashtags and categories. Street photography is merely one part of the kind of photography that I create. Photography is an expression of who I am and how I see the world. Perhaps I will call myself an #imagemaker. You can see more of my work on my personal site. - Urban Bliss Two #4, 2 April 2017

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Leanne Staples