Google+ has been a wonderful platform for artists, particularly visual artists (photography, fine art, illustration etc). It is a clean, social, and largely organic way to share a portfolio and develop connections and conversations. The more I talk to artists sharing work here, I find I’m not alone in realising how important Google+ is for independent artists like myself. +scribblegraph wouldn’t exist without Google Plus or the quite humbling and often overwhelming support & encouragement I’ve personally experienced. A lot of those people are sharing their own content & creativity here as well, and this week (and maybe next!) I’d like to personally introduce you to a few of them. These are people who actively engage and/or share content prolifically on Google+ and will be great additions to your ‘Art’ circles, whatever you choose to name them. Today I’d like you to meet Trillian.
Trillian Petrova is a non-commercial photographer with an amazing eye for the world around her. Her high level of skill with colour, light and composition is quite evident in her portfolio, but what I find most incredible is her complete lack of constraint. She cannot be identified primarily as a skilled landscape, macro, city or portrait photographer. It is clear she experiences a moment and knows instinctively how to tell that story & capture her feeling with her camera; no element or trade-craft is unexplored. She experiments with a very broad range of ratios, colour & tone, angles and lighting, and this makes her a very exciting photographer to follow.
If she were to take a route many photographers choose & supply commercial ‘stock’ imagery, she would sell massive volumes I’m sure – her work adds vibrancy and life in spades. That would be complete disservice to her art and her passion for it. Trillian is expressing her life and love for it; and one day I hope she emails me to say she has been asked to exhibit in a gallery:)
The included image is a collection of ‘minicards’ featuring her photography (I was lucky enough to receive them in the mail recently). You can explore her portfolio on Flickr.