Jen Kiaba Photography Giveaway

Today I’d like to introduce you to Jen Kiaba Photography where you can find vintage fine art photgraphy. Her prints are gorgeous and have a romantic feel to them. Here are a few of my favourites from her shop:

I had a chance to interview Jen and learn more about her and her work. Here is what she had to say:

Please tell me about yourself.

I began my journey as a photographer when I was fourteen. My grandfather gave me my first camera right before I embarked on a summer long cross country trip. Right away I was hooked and wanted to learn as much as I could about using the medium as an art. Growing up in an artistic family, I always used my creativity as a means to express myself and generally picked up things like painting, drawing and sculpture relatively quickly. But photography evaded me for the longest time. It is probably because of that difficulty early on that the hobby evolved into such a deep passion for me. In addition to using photography as a fine art, I also work for several regional magazines and newspapers as a photojournalist. I also love the challenge of trying to document live performance!

Please tell me about your business.

Jen Kiaba Photography was born in 2006 by accident. I was photographing a rehearsal for a play I was in at the time and (for some reason) the director offered me a job – creating publicity
photography for the show. As soon as he saw the results I became the official in-house photographer for the venue. From there actors began to approach me for headshots; I also began to work a little bit on area weddings. So while my business is multifaceted, I consider myself a fine art photographer. Whether it’s an art image for my Etsy shop or a portrait session, I always try too approach everything with an artistic vision.
What inspires you?
Memories and dreams tend to be my main source of inspiration for my art prints. Often times I will take a photo and let it sit for months before I am ready to work on it. Generally the photo has to take on some contextual meaning within my life before I am ready to put my final touches on it and ready it for my shop. But I also draw from music, film and other artists for inspiration – those are like mental jam sessions for me. Sometimes I riff off of other artists’ work – whether that work be a song or a video.
Jen Kiaba Photography is giving away two prints to two of my readers (one in the US, one worldwide).
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Giveaway closed.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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