Heather Nash is a photographer in southeast Michigan I’ve been following on Instagram for almost as long as I’ve been on Instagram. I love her unique view of the world, and the way she captures it.
Where are you and what do you do?
I live in Ypsilanti, Michigan and I photograph people, places and weddings.
How did you get started in photography?
I went to school for photography and received my BFA in 2-D studies/Photography. I learned with film, mostly black and white, some color. The transition to digital came later but I still shoot a bit of film here and there with an old Canon AE-1 that belonged to my grandfather. I love black and white photography, specifically the work of Sally Mann.
What do you like about your photography?
I like watching the evolution of my work. I feel like I’m constantly refining my style, honing my technique and improving the way I utilize light in my images. I’m always reading and trying out new ideas. It’s good to keep learning!
I like how you capture your world, and the people around you. Where do you get inspiration for your style/ideas?
I do draw inspiration from other photographers and visual artists, and I’m often inspired by nature. I also love to people watch and observe daily life as it’s happening. I’m very curious and kid-like at times!
You do some paid gigs as well. How do you balance professional vs. personal photography?
I always try to leave room for personal projects, like portrait work, where I can try new things and challenge myself creatively.
Any upcoming projects or shoots you’re working on?
I just returned from a trip to Bali, an island in Indonesia. I took a small Fuji travel camera and documented my whole trip with the goal of putting together a small show this spring. It was an amazing experience to say the least!