This guest post is written by Katee Hargraves.
Hello Fellow Spartans!
My name is Katee Hargraves and I’ve totally fallen in love with HUB-BUB! The Snapshot Spartanburg Photography contest/exhibit has been so inspiring for me.
One day while rummaging through the local artist ads and articles I found a post about HUB-BUB and The Snapshot Spartanburg project. I was instantly excited and knew I had to get in on that project. I am very thankful I did because it has really re-lit my fire for Photography and Art.
Through all the excitement of trying to get the “perfect shot” and while helping to hang all the many photos I ended up getting to know our very own and truly amazing HUB-BUB Artists-in-Residence. ~ I encourage everyone to check out their works as they are very inspiring.
A little about my background: Well I think my real love for photography started when my parents took my two sisters and I on a cross country car trip. We took the Oregon Trail all the way across the very Majestic Rockies and beyond. I saw so many wonderful new things and I wanted to keep a part of that magical trip with me forever. Photography became my tool for doing just that. Then and now I still try my very best to capture what I can of a magic and beauty of Life and all that is in it.
This world is so beautiful and so very hard to try and describe in words or on film. I think my ultimate goal is just to try and capture what I can of that beauty in my photography and Arts.
After gaining this love for photography I wanted to learn all sides of photography. So I went on to Manage a photolab, took photos of bands on tour and took photos for a few albums. One of those being for OHM’s lastest CD (formerly Megadeath).
So now that I have once again found my fellow tribe of local Artists I am very excited at what new things I will see and do. Thank you HUB-BUB for bringing the artists of Spartanburg together and creating spectacular little community projects like Snapshot Spartanburg and many others. I am so very thankful I took home 2nd place and won a Holga Camera. I am already looking forward to next year’s exciting contest. So see you soon, Spartanburg.
Catch ya on the flip side.
~Make each new day your Masterpiece~
Peace & Many Blessings