August 27, 2012

rough sketch: gipe photography

for awhile now, i've been wanting to start a weekly column that highlights other artists... + today is the day it begins! yay!

as most of you know, a rough sketch is usually done quickly without too much attention to detail, just enough to outline the subject + it's characteristics. so i thought that would be a perfect way to describe this new series -- i'm only asking the artist a handful of questions so you can get an idea of who they are + what they do... just a quick, fun, + hopefully inspiring read. :)

i've got some awesome, diverse artists lined up + i'm super excited to introduce my first artist team - tyler + lindsay of gipe photography! i've known tyler since i was 12 + have really enjoyed seeing his love + gift of photography grow into a business with his lovely, talented wife lindsay. there's so much i could write about this duo, but i'll let you read about them in their own words. :)

q. // when did you start photography + what prompted you to start?

[ a ] tyler got into photography when he was 17. taking pictures came naturally to him and was something he loved to do and couldn't help but do wherever he went. he knew it was something he would invest in his whole life. he stayed later than he had to in high school just to take a photo class, then made it his major in college. the extent of my photography background has been learning from the best/learning from my best friend. tyler's gift is his artwork through photos, and mine is to back him up in every way. we have built our business together and consider it one of the many ways God has made us a fruitful team.

q. // what inspires you + where do you find it?

[ a ] some artwork forms are completely made up, or completely up to the artist to create from scratch. something we love about photography is getting to take what's real, or whatever's around you, and making it beautiful, and making it last. whether it's a wedding or a wide open field, good light and good love make for great shots.

q. // when you're not shooting things, what's your favorite thing to do?

[ a ] things we've done together from the start and things we'll do till we're old and gray: bike rides, surf sessions, big sur and tennessee trips, seinfeld eps, sweet treats, singing/playing music... our daughter penny will be joining us soon, so that's our latest dream come true.

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i have a penchant for the south, especially at Christmastime, and steel guitar.

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