This past week I had the pleasure of interviewing Artist Jessica Bardales. Jessica is currently at Senior and she is finishing up her last semester at CSULB. After she receives her degree in Art she wants to work with a professional photographer to learn and gain experience. With a bigger portfolio she will start applying to graduate school to receive her MFA.
As I peeked inside of Jessica’s art gallery I was really excited to see large photographs of portraits. The portraits mostly consisted of children posing in their bedroom. By examining the back round of the children’s room, you could tell if they are neat or messy.
After looking at the portraits, I asked Jessica why no one smiled in any of her pictures. She explained to me that when people usually smile in pictures they smile only because they have a camera in front of her face. Jessica is more interested in capturing a genuine facial expression in her photos.