Event: Paris: A Living Fantasy – a photography exhibit featuring the works of Hannah Wilson
Location: Sagebrush Cafe | Opening Reception: Saturday April 30
Hannah Wilson is showing photographic works at Sagebrush Cafe in Quartz Hill. Those of you with keen eyes and extended attention spans will remember that Wilson has been featured on the AV Arts Blog in the past under a different name – Darla Dear.
Back in 2012, we caught up with Wilson for a little interview and we thought we’d dust it off now to celebrate her new show of photos. In the intervening few years, Wilson took her camera and moved to France.
If you would like to meet-and-greet and pick the brain of this Parisian-American, Sagebrush Cafe will be hosting an opening reception for the new show on Saturday, April 30th at 5 p.m.
A Few Questions for Darla Dear
Hannah Wilson is an Antelope Valley native who has taken her camera, her sensibilities and her computer to Long Beach where she studies and produces a blog on fashion and fine art. Her blog and Etsy page go under the name Darla Dear and you can find a link to her page on our side-bar here at AV Arts Blog.
I had a chance to interview Wilson about her new blog and her inspirations.
Darla Dear Fine Art Photography & Design | Interview
What films, if any, have inspired or informed your photography (your aesthetic)?
The french film Amelie is not only one of my favorite films, it has inspired my photography greatly. Aside from being really entertaining and quirky, every single shot in the film is art.
What inspires me most directly is the use of color. I’m pretty sure that every single frame in the entire film contains the same distinct shades of deep red, green, and golden yellow. Seriously, the next time you watch that movie, look for the colors! I very rarely take photographs in black and white, I love color too much.
Are there any favorite…objects, places, people, types of people, landscapes, cities, times of day…to photograph?
My favorite time of day to photograph is when the sun is beginning to set, when the light turns golden. The warmth and the indirectness of the sunlight at this time of day make everything look more beautiful. My preferred subjects are nature or inanimate objects.
I tend to shy away from portraiture, probably because photography is more of a personal creative outlet for me, and interacting with another person takes away that element.
Where does the name Darla Dear come from?
In a small way, I chose Darla Dear because I used to know an amazing woman named Darla who influenced my life in a positive way. I also chose it because I thought it would make a very whimsical pseudonym for me, as the photographer.