Hey all! I’m Emily Sevin, a local photographer interested in all things that reflect humanity and emit energy.
My first memories of holding a camera are those from when I was six, photographing the neighbor’s tulips with a disposable plastic camera. Twenty years later I earned my master’s degree in photography and have had my imagery on the covers of albums and magazines. However, my first solo gallery show exhibits my series of musician portraiture entitled ‘connections.’ The opening reception is this Saturday at 6:30 at Bazaar Cafe.
A bit about me, I was possessed with an early fascination for music, which developed into a deep admiration for its performers after living in Nashville and working at several music venues, thus developing strong ties with several artists. Upon moving to San Francisco in 2010, this admiration continued to the local music scene, where I was compelled first by its street performers, and later its music festivals.
I found my niche, however, once I began taking intimate portraits of musicians. During my perpetual journey to find acceptance and belonging, I find that my connection with musicians is one of deep understanding and respect. Chasing that feeling has led me to capture photographs of hundreds of independent artists along my journey. ‘connections’ is a series of portraits that expose a serenity and honesty that arises when the photographer and subject share a sense of mutual regard and connection. Some musicians that are featured in the series will be playing live music during the show, including Pieces; Avi Vinocur of Goodnight, Texas; Mr. Kind, and Kate Kilbane and the Cellar Doors. These artists deserve a blog post all their own and would be reason enough to trek down the the outer Richmond for a good listen.
I invite you to view my entire portfolio at www.emilysevin.com and come to the opening reception this Saturday to speak with me about the work or collaborating in any projects you have in mind or anything really!