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Veronica Sams



Bird, 2021
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Orchids, 2021
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Orchids 2, 2021
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Cat, 2021
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Birds Of Paradise, 2021
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Birds Of Paradise 2, 2021
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I Had Too Much Wine Last Night, 2021
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A Date For 2, 2021
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Untitled, 2021
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Sunflower, 2021
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Sunflower 2, 2021
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Sunflower 3, 2021
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Sunflower 4, 2021
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Dinosaur, 2021
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Flower, 2021
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ARTIST STATEMENT



“It’s not about what happened, or what they said, but rather how they made you feel” -anonymous. In my series Memories, distortion is used as a way to translate my past. When I think of my past, my memories are not always exactly clear, and often tailored to how I want to remember them. It is safe to say that our memories are a form of our own truth. I think in color, and remember in color. It’s rare that I remember things exactly as they were; instead, my memories are mostly blurred, but the feeling of the moment and the colors that surrounded me forever live in my mind.

Memories is a visual representation of the small snippets of life that live in the back of my head. They are small little snapshots of things that meant so much to me- placed in a still life setting. Blurred because they are now just a figure of my imagination. A blurred memory from my past.

The true accomplishment in Memories lies in the process. Each photograph was taken in-camera, with little to no distortion in photoshop. As someone who has an extensive beauty and editorial background, working with a crew on a set and using photoshop have always been standard practice for me. In this series, I really pushed myself out of my comfort zone to gear away from all of that. Instead, I used the opportunity to create a more personal, private collection of photographs that reflect past creations as in the form of objects. I originally began this series by experimenting with different types of glass; camera filters have always fascinated me, and so I wanted to explore how light can change depending on the type you use. After testing multiple types, I eventually transitioned into shooting through different types of materials, which lead me to the technique I use today.

Memories remind me of the simplicity of life, and how it’s ok that not everything in life is “clear”. There is beauty in ambiguity and defining things as one sees fit.