In the Studio with
This Saturday we introduce you to artist Sonya Lang!
How did you start making art?
- When I was about 9 years old, I became interested in photography. Using my mother’s little 110 camera I quickly was dubbed the family photographer documenting our family as we grew. Although I have always enjoyed entering images in the fair, I didn’t really get creative with it until about 12 years ago as my girls became teens and I had time to find my creative outlet and discovered my artistic side.
Why do you create and what need does it satisfy?
- When I am behind the camera, it doesn’t matter what the subject, when my inspiration is sparked, I lose track of time and next thing I know its hours later, I call that getting my zen on!
As an artist, what is your most important tool?
- The camera is my most important tool, it doesn’t matter how expensive the equipment, it matters what I have when I am inspired. I do use my phone camera but I prefer my DLSR and the freedom the different lenses bring to capture my inspiration.
What is something that you can’t live without in your studio and why?
- Inside my studio would be my computer for image editing. While I work hard to get the best image in camera, I don’t limit my creativity to just that tool. I like to play in editing to complete my vision.
What is your least favorite part of your process?
- File maintenance, keywording images. Yes it has to be done!
What is your favorite part?
- The act of getting out and doing what I love and losing track of time! Then sharing my work with others. I enjoy meeting other photographers/artists and have met so many awesome friends through sharing at the gallery, shows, and out on the trail.