Hello and welcome.
A little look at my world:
I studied Cultural Anthropology in college and absolutely loved being immersed in the antiquities, the histories of people and cultures, and the stories of places. I learned to look critically at the big picture of different cultures and societies but also to slow down and look closer.
I love everything there is about photography: composing, shooting, processing. Capturing fleeting moments. What is also wonderful is that I see the connection between what I do now and what I learned all those years ago in school: I am preserving moments in time, people, places, ways of life, ways of looking at life--sharing the story of a place.
As for techniques and style: I absolutely love to take long exposure night photography. Sometimes I'm out of bed at 4am to catch those magic moments of first light. I also greatly enjoy using a fisheye lens to give an unexpected look to familiar scenes. And I have such an excitement for macro photography--getting a glimpse into the petite world of giants.
It's extremely exciting to be a part of the global marketplace. I would be honored to have one of my works hanging on your wall. Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know a little about me and for browsing my work!
Margaret Pitcher joined Fine Art America on May 2nd, 2012.