My Interview with Lynne Deutch, 8/23/19

Q.    How long have you been shooting?

A.    Forever! I started drawing as a child, and took up photography when I began traveling as an adult.

Q.    Who are some of your greatest influences?

A.    My Mother.  She was artistic, chic, and stylish which inspired me to design dresses for my paper dolls as a child.  I started art school at the age of 8 which ultimately lead me to pursue fashion and illustration at the Parson School of Art and Design. Two illustrators that influenced my work were Antonio Lopez and David Downton.

Q.    What inspired you to get into the arts?

A.    I don’t think anything inspired me to get into the arts, it just happened.  I followed my talent and my heart.

Q.    What was the first work of art you sold?

A.    A dress Illustration! I must have been about 15 years old when a local dress shop owner gave me an assignment to illustrate a dress for an advertisement in the Akron Beacon Journal. I don’t remember how much I got paid, but it was my first commissioned (and sold) work!

Q.    Why (shooting) rather than another medium?

A.    I see things differently through a lens that I don’t see without and I love to capture that moment.

Q.    What are your favorite materials to work with?

A.    I like to paint in acrylics and draw with charcoal and pastels.  I like to shoot with my iPhone X, but don’t tell anyone.

Q.    What kind of art do you own or show in your house or do you only have your own work displayed?

A.    At home, I surround myself with art – contemporary photography, sculpture, ceramics, and glass, as well as African Art.

Q.    Do you have a message in your work?

A.    There is beauty everywhere and in everything ~ people, landscapes, moments.

Q.What is the philosophy behind your work?

A.   I believe art is primarily a craft, not an intellectual pursuit. I capture moments to show beauty, whether in painting or photography.