Intimate Exhibit | A Reflection, A Recap, & A Thank You

....inspired by concepts of art therapy and renowned artists Edward Steichen, Imogen Cunningham, Alfred Steiglitz, Georgia O'Keefe, and Elinor Carucci, I picked up my camera and created abstracted landscapes of both human and equine figures – resulting in the first “Intimate” photographs, the first in my future collection. As the series expanded and grew, so did my healthier self-image. 

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Intimate | Debut Solo Exhibition by Kaitlyn Stoddard-Carter

After several years of working, reflecting, and curating, I am thrilled to announce my debut solo exhibition of my fine art series, Intimate. Although a large portion of my time is spent devoted to lifestyle and event photography here in the Memphis area, the fine art side of photography remains my "first love." The ideas behind this show have been simmering for quite a while now, and I'm excited about this opportunity to share my personal work with you all. 

Judged, measured, and compared (even subconsciously), I felt lost after a short career in the modeling industry. This time in my life allowed me to travel internationally, opened my eyes to other cultures, led me to meet some of my closest and favorite people, and gave me access to a world most people will never know or understand. Simultaneously, it created problems that affected my perceptions of self and my ability to open up to others. In an effort to rid myself of the ghost of expectations past, the Intimate series was born, albeit somewhat unknowingly, through immersion in photography and nature. The journey recorded in these photographs is a personal one and at times a painful one. The end result; however, was something much more than I could anticipate - it was honesty; a much needed change in perspective; a tangible series of art work; and most of all, healing.


Headshot by Emily + Jacob Photography

Whether you've been to one or one thousand art shows, I truly believe that these images will resonate with everyone on a personal level. I'd love for you to join me and the owners of the historically renowned Memphis venue, 409 S. Main, for a night of emotional and thought provoking art. The opening reception will take place on Friday, September 30th 2016 at 6 o' clock pm. It is an honor to be a part of the South Main Art District's Trolley Night, and I'm grateful to Rebecca Dyer at 409 S. Main for this opportunity. Your support means everything.