If you haven’t come across Meg Bitton’s work, I tell you it is a MUST. When I was first introduced to her work, I was in awe at the amount of emotion that each image shows. She has an amazing way of connecting with every image she takes, her work is breathtaking. I was so excited when she agreed to interview with us. I am posting a sneak peek of her interview, you can read it in full on the forum!
Tell us a little about yourself.
I don’t really ever have too much to say. I feel like my images speak better about who I am than my words. I am Meg. I am a mom, a wife, a daughter, a friend, a knitter, a doll collector, a really bad cook and a photographer. I met my husband when we were 13 and love him more everyday. My children are my biggest joy and everything else rolls along with how much love I have. I hope I give as much love as I have been given.
Your pictures are so deep and soulful. Do you put a lot of thought into each picture you take or do you go with the feeling of the session?
I don’t really put too much thought into session planning. I don’t use a lot of props. I believe less is more. My goal is to just bring out the truth in my subjects.
Looking through your artwork, you seem to really connect with the children you photograph. How do you make that connection?
I don’t chase children. I don’t tape toys to my camera. I don’t tickle them with feathers. Actually, I am really too far away from them to do any of that, as I shoot with very long focal lengths. I make it clear going in that I am there to do a job, not to be a playmate. I don’t speak very much and when I do it is very softly. I keep my eyes locked with my subjects most times. To me that is the best form of connection and communication. The unspoken word is very powerful.
Your editing is breathtaking and airy, what is your favorite set of actions?
I don’t use actions. I edit each image by hand. I equate it to painting a picture.
Now head over to the forum to read the whole interview and see more fabulous art work!