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Photographer Andrea Braunfeld has spent the last 50 years capturing stunning photographs; her subject matter ranging from animals and plants to landscapes that she has encountered in her travels. Her compositions are exceptionally striking, tending to favor direct shots of a subject in the foreground with a black or heavily blurred background, causing the subject to pop with almost surreal detail and presence. Many of her works capturing single subjects feel at once documentary and erotic, creating a very interesting duality in brilliantly simple compositions.
Her insatiable interest began as a child when she was given a Kodak Instamatic and instructed to go out and shoot whatever struck her fancy. She would then return home with these photographs and critique them with her father, slowly developing her eye as well as intensifying her love of the art, which she augmented even further by taking photography classes in high school. Although she ended up going on to get a degree in education, her love of photography pushed her to stop teaching and take up a job as a dark room tech, helping to develop the artwork of other photographers while furthering her own knowledge and exposure.