Emily Lombardi is a visual artist who likes taking photos. This year, she received a Gold Key in the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her photo, “Happiness.” We asked her a few questions to learn more about her style and her work.
Could you tell us a little bit about your process?
Looking for inspiration on Pinterest helps me a lot when I’m figuring out what I want to do for a photoshoot. Once I have some inspiration, I’ll ask people if they want to and are able to be in my photoshoot. After this, I’ll shoot, and then edit my photos using Lightroom. I don’t think my process is very exciting.
What inspires you and why?
Lots of different things inspire me when it comes to photography. I follow a bunch of different photographers on Instagram and their photography brings me a lot of inspiration. I also get inspired by the world around me. It’s fun to bring my camera with me when I go on trips and things. The people around me, like my friends and family, also inspire me quite a lot.
How has your style evolved during your time at Miss Hall’s?
When I got to MHS, I don’t think I really had a specific style yet, and I’m not exactly sure what my style is now, either. My style will continue to evolve, and I think that’s really cool. However, I know right now I like soft, even lighting. I also like my photos to be bright and have meaning.