The Morning Blues series by LA-based photographer Cara Harman is an exploration of landscapes shot in the early morning hours. Read my impromptu interview with Cara after the jump. - Marie Trepanier
a Prettier Place: What inspired you to do this series?
Cara Harman: I mainly shoot black and white photography because I've always been hesitant about color. I needed a way to shoot color without feeling overwhelmed by it, and the next step up was the color blue. I really wanted to do a series that circulated around that color and the feeling that it gives off. For me, blue is best represented in the early hours of the morning.
What are the challenges of shooting at the crack of dawn?
It is just to get myself out of bed in time to shoot before the sun comes up completely (between 5:00am and 6:30am!) Which is not an easy task when you're not the slightest bit of a morning person! I really have to push myself for this series, and do research as well on weather forecasts and when the sun rises. The weather is such an important aspect to it. I need a little bit of fog, or it just doesn't feel the same. I also stick with 35mm film, like I do most of my work.
Is it possible to purchase your work?
Of course! My suggestion is just to reach me through my email (available through my website.) There we can discuss the pricing depending on the size of the print.