Contributor Spotlight: Austin Lord

My name is Austin Lord, and I’m a photographer who has been living in Nashville for about five years. My career is built around creating photos of people, but these images are a result of me stepping out of the world of what I know and trying something new. I have always been inspired by abstract paintings, so I wanted to attempt to create work with the emotion and texture of a painting, but do so by using a camera instead of a brush. That pursuit resulted in images I love, and it gave me deeper insight into how my interaction with a subject can bring new levels of beauty that might not have been discovered by going with what’s familiar.

—Austin

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