Photographs are all about timing or sometimes just good old-fashioned luck. On an early morning flight from San Francisco to Chicago while sitting in the dark cabin that luck found me. It had been an incredibly early morning that day and most passengers had closed their window blinds and included in that was mine. As the plane began to descend, I cracked the shade slightly and peeked out into the ray of bright light, my eyes adjusting to the sun. Glancing down at the earth my eyes were drawn to the unusual puzzle of land beneath the plane and the zigzagging of lines and sharp contrasts of textures and tones. It was such a unique view of such a common sight, one that good old-fashioned luck telling me to open the blinds for just a moment, allowed me to capture.
AUTHOR: Erin Walker-Anderson UNITED STATES
Erin Walker-Anderson’s passion for creating art on film started early, five years old to be exact, when her father bought her first camera, a 110 film Kodak Instamatic camera. Taking after her mother’s eye for photography, she quickly outgrew her first camera and learned how to photograph using a 35mm black and white camera, finally evolving to a digital DSLR.
From the steamy jungles of Southeast Asia to the frozen tundra of the Arctic Circle, Erin has traveled far and wide across the globe, capturing the world as she experiences it and sharing her journeys with people she meets along the way. The more remote the location or unusual the image the better. Her photography features different and unusual perspectives on ordinary everyday objects, geometric and often symmetrical patterns, and far-off places that evoke mystery, wonder, and excitement. Through the eye of her camera lens both the mundane and extraordinary are beautiful.