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Work of Young Canton Photographer on Display at Simsbury Starbucks

2012 CHS graduate Ashley Enns reaches to edges of portrait work and beyond for selections.

Ashley Enns considers herself a portrait photographer but knew the Simsbury Starbucks wanted something a little different. 

So for a currently display there, she looked to edges, surrounding images she noticed during photo shoots or items she stumbled upon with camera in hand.

"These seven photos are works that I derived from shoots when something that I wasn't specifically shooting caught my eye or everyday life even," Enns said.

In one shot for example she used two rain-drop covered twigs to frame her best friend Olivia Gotaski's face. In another she used a black and white image of friend Hayley Marie's feet but "rotated it for a more mystical unique look."

Enns, a 2012 Canton High School graduate, is a self-taught photographer. 

"I truly love photography, it keeps me going," she said. "I consider myself self-taught, and I learn something new everyday. I love challenges, and love overcoming them, and photography can never be mastered so for me it is the perfect hobby. But I hope to make it more than a hobby; ideally it will become a career for me."

Enns is currently studying at Westfield State University with an undeclared major. 

The Starbucks exhibit, which also includes a photo by Enns' boyfriend Mike Miller will be through approximately Sept. 9.

Enns offers shoots senior portraits, family photo sessions, and events, such as birthday parties. She can be reached at ashe7@comcast.net or (860) 202-1694.

Her online portfolio can be viewed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/nigelmae/

Michael DiPinto September 29, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Nice work, keep it up

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