This month’s featured photographer is Dara Blakeley. Dara’s work is artistic, often dramatic, yet still playful – she has the ability to shoot all your traditional wedding “classics,” but her talent shines most when she is able to put her own creative spin on it. She is also a hybrid photographer – using both digital and film to capture her subjects.
Dara’s love for photography began at ten years of age while living abroad in Germany. Traveling with her family, camera in hand, she was encouraged to photograph while exploring new cultures. She also has an innate appreciation for many other forms of fine art. Dara made her first pinhole camera at fifteen, and from there, realized her passion and pursued a degree in Photographic Art & Technology. Dara’s passion for photography comes so naturally to her that she has continued doing it for over 16 years!
Dara Blakeley Photography was the perfect choice for SB&G’s 2016 fashion shoot, which was held at the 21c Museum Hotel in Durham. High fashion paired with modern art made for some of the most stunning fashion images we’ve ever featured. Be sure to check the blog throughout the month for more of Dara’s featured images from the shoot.
Dara’s enthusiasm for life and people brings a fresh perspective to her work. Armed with an easygoing attitude, her energy is contagious and sets subjects at ease.
Photos: Dara Blakeley Photography