“Photography has become my definition. It has infested every sense and emotion that I have. There is nothing that I love that I do not want to capture with a camera, whether it be physical, emotional, or conceptual … or something that doesn’t quite exist at all. Taking photos is such a rush for me– but its one that I never come down from. I want to be unique, and I want to make people feel when they look at my photos. My favorite characteristic of a photo is that little piece of soul that is completely indescribable but twists your organs and gives you a glimpse at some non-existent wisdom, if only for a fleeting second. I feel as though I have found a passion that I will stay faithful to for my whole life, something that will only complement every joy and sorrow that I go through. In a way, it makes the good times better and the bad times more beautiful. Photography is the air I breathe, the thoughts in my head, and the feeling on my fingertips. I will never, ever give that up.” – Emily Tebbetts
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My name is Emily Tebbetts. Im a just-turned-18 year old photographer interested mainly in fashion and portraiture. I haven’t quite found out who I am yet, but every time I take a picture its as though I’m uncovering another piece of my soul. Ive always liked photography, but Ive only started shooting people and with a purpose since January 2009. Since then, I’ve become permanently bonded and borderline obsessed with my camera. I feel like I’ve really found my niche, and I love every second I spend doing photography related activities. Most of my work is done with a Nikon D80 and various lenses, but my most recent shoot and self portraits were done with my new Nikon D700 and 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm f/1.8 lenses. And of course, if I didn’t have my beautiful friends to model for me and amazing artists to inspire me, I’d be nothing.