ABOUT LIBBY NELSON

  • I am a professional photographer, with a background in sociology and international documentary photography. While my full time occupation is now wedding photography, my first loves are drawing and painting, storytelling, and exploring the human condition. When I’m not making art and running my photography business, I’m also mom to one spunky girl, two dogs, and a cat, as well as wife to a very patient man. I am based just outside of Boston, but escape to the woods and lakeside of New Hampshire whenever given the opportunity.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Since I could hold a pencil, I spent every moment I could drawing characters & creating stories. I’ve always been a daydreamer with a big imagination, so I love imagining whimsical creatures and fantasy lands just as well as exploring themes related to the world we inhabit. I enjoy discovering the qualities that make individuals uniquely and distinctly themselves, then exploring the social & emotional realities we face in life. My greatest hope is to make the viewer feel. Whether it’s humor or tenderness, sadness or irrepressible joy, I want the viewer to enter into another person’s outer world and inner life.

      

    My artistic influences range from Norman Rockwell,   John Singer Sargent, and Alphonse Mucha, to photographers like Henri Cartier Bresson. I love to combine the magic of childhood imagination and whimsy with an infusion of classic “Americana” nostalgia.