“Creating art has been a beautiful process of self-discovery and reflection that begins with a desire to express a feeling”, says moody photography artist Liz Bretz.
Liz Bretz is a Los Angeles based moody photography artist who studied commercial photography at Brooks Institute of Photography. Her creative curiosity was heightened by family travel and her dad’s interest in his own creative pursuits.
Born and raised in both Pennsylvania and Hawaii, Liz found a beautiful tension and influence between the serenity and divinity of the beaches of Kauai, Hawaii and the antiquity of the farm in Pennsylvania.
Moody Photography: a Means to Access the Subconscious and Articulate Honest Feelings
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Photography as an expression
“Creating art has been a beautiful process of self-discovery and reflection that begins with a desire to express a feeling,” says Liz Bretz.
Liz Bretz describes how art has always been a sort of beautiful therapy and a means to access the subconscious and articulate honest feelings, with the opportunity to reveal, express ideas of self-identity and celebrate vulnerabilities.
Growing up with an artistic father, Liz became fascinated and influenced by her father’s beautiful creations, from his meaningful photographic portraits of the family to his experimental paintings and his dramatic piano stylings.
Her artistic influences, however, began to expand when she began studying photography. She mentions being influenced by many artists across visual mediums, predominantly, Diane Arbus (photographer), Tim Walker (photographer), Wes Anderson (Director), among others.
Collaborations and plans
Liz is currently working on a couple of exciting projects. She is collaborating with some of her favourite musicians to create album artwork for their upcoming releases. She’s also writing and directing a dark comedy short film and writing an online photography course.
Aspirations and expectations
Liz hopes to create works that are accessible, emotionally honest, vibrant in the narrative, and art that uplifts the infinite strength of the feminine. She also hopes to nurture a photographer-subject relationship that is both collaborative and fluid.
“My body of work consists of landscapes and portraits that are aesthetically and conceptually moody, deep in feeling, cinematic and surrealist”, says Liz.
To see Liz’s latest photographs, visit Saatchi Art >
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