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      Delaney Allen Hates Shooting People

      April 5, 2013

      I really hate shooting people. Which is fine, because I’m alone too often to photograph others anyway. Unless, of course, I happen to be dating someone—but then again I rarely date (and people tend to get freaked out when you take your camera along to a date).

      You will rarely see strangers in my photographs. I want my work to be personal. I feel like everyone who attempts photography sees their work as personal. It’s those daily interactions with individuals I like to capture—odd moments we notice, like the light that comes in through the window and falls on the wall.

      I’m constantly traveling, seeking out isolation, confusion, and beauty. Most of my work is completed while sitting alone in my studio, while even my portraits have moved toward self-portraiture. I just really hate shooting people.

      See more of Delaney's work here and here.

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      Topics: Delaney Allen, photography, portraits, still-life