I am Noa Chandler, 23 years old, born and raised in West Bloomfield, Michigan. My childhood was filled with art, creativity and spirit, my parents encouraged me to explore all mediums and their possibilities. At the age of sixteen, as a junior in high school, I became very interested in photography, and how I could use it as a medium to make the images I had dreamed of creating come to life.
While working on my craft as a teenager, I became interested in other mediums within the photo realm. I was introduced to analog photography by my mother, and began concentrating on it at college. I instantly fell in love with the process of developing my film, to making prints with the enlarger to alternative processes including platinum prints and cyanotypes. To me, the process of analog is the most rewarding part of photography, it inspires and excites me to see my images developed, and finding a different end to projects than just the usual print.
Many wonderful people have had tremendous influence on my life and art. Sinead Cooke, an gifted professional photographer and my first mentor was my greatest confidence boost. David Deluca and Suzie Lietz, both high school art teachers, pushed me to pursue art and photography as a career and to not fear the unknown, to take chances, and prompted me to find the best photography program.
I attended Savannah College of Art and Design, where Jaclyn Cori Norman and Craig Stevens, both amazing and inspiring artists and professors, believed in me and my work, and helped me define my aesthetic with guidance and trust. Lastly my parents, Page and Jerry Chandler always believed in me, and my goals. I graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA, with my B.F.A. in Photography in 2018, and now work as a Freelance Photographer and a Fine Art Photographer.
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Picture Credits: Nick Johnson