Artist Statement - Emily Caitlin Burks
Life is Poetry.
My name is Emily Burks, and I am Arizona born and Oklahoma raised country girl, with an excitement for shooting inspiring, beautiful, and thought-provoking photos.
I currently live in Phoenix, Arizona; and I work in the broad spectrum of photographic disciplines including portraits, street photography, weddings, events, promotional work, and the macro and micro intensities and delicacies of nature; with a tendency towards fine art and conceptual work. I shoot and see stories to be told or beauty to be shown, as well as love writing and creating my own poetry and pursuing other artistic and scholastic endeavors. I love words and language, so I currently speak intermediate Spanish, and am working towards more communication knowledge and language skills/versatility.
My fascination with photography started when I was a child. I was always the one pestering family to let me take their picture, constantly documenting my life, or trying to see as many perspectives as I could through my camera lens-this as well as music and literature were parts of my key communications with the world.
These curiosities of realness, depth, poetic beauty, potentials for change, and raw reality have followed me into adulthood, as I vivaciously pursue my passion for portraiture, documenting moments and time, and creatively showing different views of the world. The moments that some might overlook – the depth in a loving glance, the sunlight on a dewdrop – those are the moments I seek out.
My dream is to inspire with my imagery and words together as my poetic vision of the world. I hope that people see the magic and wonder of everyday life in my photos, as well as my love for the craft.
Let's take an adventure into life.