It is easy for anyone to pick up a camera and shoot and click, but it takes a lot of talent to create photographs as clean as these– whilst also constructing stories out of them. Manila born, but New York based, photographer Cru Camara’s work gives the audience the chance to wonder what the story behind each photograph is because it leaves quite a lot to the imagination as very little elements are used to create each piece.
Camara has a collection of unique photographs that capture the eye's of viewers instantly with their fresh aesthetics. Her style is minimalistic yet utilizes colour and delicate clarity to produce pieces that will stand the test of time.
Camara’s work tends to lend itself to the subject; influencing the elements that she involves in the photograph. Although she approaches a large variety of subjects; fashion, food, nature and still life photography, Camara is still able to stay true to her signature aesthetic, proving that she is capable of producing work of any genre.
Camara’s subjects themselves are extremely unique and paint a very clear picture of her creativity. Flowers, CD-ROMS, broken glass and paper are just some of the subjects the photographer has to chosen to flourish with her inventive eye.
She explains; "My images are about finding subtle visual compositions in the every day. I'm interested in the color of faded paint on an old wall, or the shape of a reflection on a piece of glass... little things like that. Most of my photographs are pretty much just small pieces of the ordinary that I've been lucky enough to come across. I also get a lot of inspiration from home [Manila] where everything is an assortment of pastel colors. It's a visually exhilarating– and sometimes overwhelming– place to live in, and it constantly informs my work in one way or another."
The young photographer indeed has a lot of talent at such a young age and will most definitely be a face to watch as her photography grows and develops.
Words/ Lauren Payne