My name is Maren Lindsay Newman.
I am a twenty year-young photographer. I am currently a junior at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Fashion Portraiture interests me most, but I enjoy other kinds of subject matter as well. I have six years of experience in this field. I lived in Europe, England and Switzerland, for seven years. I am an American, but a wordly one. I am currently deciding whether to change my major to Fashion Merchandising + Management and minor in photography (fashion). My dream is to work for a fashion magazine such as Nylon or Teen Vogue in the future.
I was born into a loving and supportive family just outside of San Francisco, California in 1992. Through high school, I thought I would pursue a career in acting, but my plans changed in my sophomore year when a friend asked me to photograph her with her new film camera. I fell in love with the medium. I realized that I wanted to take a step further into this hobby and found inspiration wherever I looked: in nature, family, friends, strangers, and random objects I came across. It became a hobby that took up most of my free time. In my senior year, I decided to take another step forward and pursue Photography as a career and attend the Savannah College of Art & Design. Having lived in both the US and Europe, I’ve traveled extensively and have been exposed to many different cultures and customs. My style has become an eclectic mix of playfulness and melancholy. I enjoy shooting portraiture with a fashion/theatrical accent to them. I’m not a fan offorced smiles or forced poses. I try to let the model’s personality and emotion apparent in my photographs.
My biggest inspirations are twenty-one year-old English freelance photographer, Kitty Gallannaugh, and TV shows like the British e4 hit series Skins. I’m very drawn to theatricality and comfort. My own personal style is plain, comfortable, and girly. I wear a lot of dresses with a simple silhouette such as the traditional empire waist. I am also very influenced by independent films such as “Unmade Beds” and early 20th century photography and stage fashion–actresses/singers such as Lily Elsie, Maude Fealy, and Phyllis Dare.
Trust your own two hands and creative instincts.
My photography website: http://marenlindsaynewman.4ormat.com/