Deb Schwedhelm, a photographer working in Tampa, Florida, has stolen my artistic heart, opened it up and filled it with soul-tingling images. I heart faces.com holds weekly photo challenges for all lovers of photography to share, inspire, and encourage one another. This past week, the challenge was Scenic Black and White. The Guest Judge was Deb Schwedhelm. From over 400 images, she chose the top ten winning images. Her real-life approach to photography was clear in her selections. They are wrought with emotion and powerful storytelling qualities. These were the type of images that inspired me at eight years of age. They gave me the courage to ask for a camera and begin recording my world through a lens.
I am so grateful to have discovered Deb's photography through Angie and Amy of i heart faces. Please take a minute to get lost in the winners' images and visit Deb's site. Get a kleenex. You'll need them to get through her photo story with Max.
I am so thrilled and humbled to be a part of this week's Angie and Amy Picks.