Artist of the Issue: Audrey Romjue

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Artist of the Issue: Audrey Romjue

By Jackson Gathard

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Photo by: Audrey Romejue

Junior Audrey Romjue found her love for photography at an early age. “I got a small Sony Cybershot camera for Christmas one year, and I began taking photos and videos of my friends at home, at school, and at parties. The photos I took then were mainly just for fun; the only place they went was Facebook,” Romjue said.

Romjue took Drawing and Painting freshman year with fine arts teacher Zachary Gilmour, Photography 1-2 with Gilmour sophomore year, and is taking Honors Photography with fine arts teacher Mart Krawczyk this year.

photo by Audrey Romjue

Photo by: Audrey Romjue

As Romjue refined her style over the last two years, she found what type of pictures she particularly likes to take.

“As I transitioned into high school, what started out as an interest evolved into me developing my own style and really learning the art of photography… I mainly take photos of people and of landscapes. I like to take photos of people because there is so much you can do with a person and their surroundings; each way you decide to take it will convey a different emotion,” Romjue said. “I really like to focus on the person’s state of mind as well as the atmosphere that is around them. I take a mixture of long shots, medium shots, close ups, candids, etc., all capturing a person in their natural element and conveying a certain mood.”

photo by Audrey Romjue

Photo by: Audrey Romjue

omjue feels that the photo department has allowed her to explore different aspects of photography. “I’ve been introduced into film photography. Film photography has given me a completely new medium to work with and has given me a really rad way of making art,” Romjue said. “Another cool thing is that in our art class, we get all sorts of projects that let us explore different and creative ways to take photos. For example, right now we are working on a film-only double exposure project, which is very challenging but definitely something that I will continue to do outside of the project.”

Romjue enjoys shooting in both film and digital but likes the unique aspects of film. “Once you take a photo, there is no way of seeing it until you’ve developed the entire roll. This makes the process particularly exciting. I always put a lot of work into taking a roll…There’s also something really intense with film

photo by Audrey Romjue

Photo by: Audrey Romjue

photography that I’ve never really been able to achieve with digital. I think a lot of it is the high contrast black and white effect, which always conveys a more solemn feel.”

In the future Romjue wants to continue photography as a hobby. “I definitely want to take a photography class in college that includes film and digital, but I’m not looking for anything serious,” Romjue said.