Friday, July 20, 2012

Feature Friday with A. L. Stasiak Photography

Please give a warm welcome to Amy Stasiak and her Etsy shop A. L. Stasiak Photography

Now to discover Amy's creative story and journey...

Spider Web Dreamcatcher
What is your first creative memory?

When I was four years old, my grandmother was crocheting Sesame Street characters for all the grandchildren. I did not know how to crochet so instead I used my magic markers, glue stick, notebook paper, and safety scissors to replicated them. I taped them to the kitchen wall until the whole street was represented.

How long have you been an artist and an active business artist?

When does one really "become" an artist? I've always loved art and writing. I thought being a writer was my course in life but after seven years of college I began to doubt it. About five years ago, I picked up a camera seriously and never looked back. I absorbed photography like a sponge and taught myself photography and Photoshop by reading old textbooks and surfing the web. I opened a photography studio in Marshall, MI last May.

How did you hear about Etsy and how long have you been selling on Etsy?

I have been on Etsy since May 5, 2012. My husband stumbled upon the website while looking for a handmade camera case for me for Christmas last year.

How did you come up with your shop name?

My shop name is my studio name, that's who I am- ALStasiakPhotography.


Are you an artist full time?

I am a full time artist who pays her bills with her night job at a casino.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by storytelling and the emotions invoked through at image. I like to make people see the wonders that really exist in this world.

Red Pop Zinna
What do you listen to or watch while creating?

I love Pandora radio. I'm either listening to the Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Outkast, The Cars, or Patsy Cline station.

Describe your work space

My work space is covered in images I found either in my travels or personal pictures. I love being surrounded by inspiration.

What does being an Amy mean to you?

Amy is who I am. I am beloved, pleasant and driven.

Where else can we find you?

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