We started Made with Love as a way to showcase artists and their goods. As a way to encourage others and bring together community through the journal - that is why it is with GREAT pleasure that we get to welcome Kayci Roth, a photographer based in southern California, to our MWL team! We love that we get to share Kayci's work on the journal, as well as show off artists in another city. Stay tuned because Kayci's work will be making its debut on the journal very soon!
Why do you love doing photography?
In the culture that we live in, we lost the desire somewhere along the road to stop and look at the world that surrounds us. Every picture, posed or candid, tells a story. Every building, tree, laugh line, smile, wrinkle, family, animal, flower, insect, or budding romance is a tale waiting to be written. It’s a moment that I get to capture, and a memory I get to create.
Photography for me is about telling the story of the person in front of the camera. It’s about each frame standing alone, each series flowing together, and each individual reading the same book in their own way.
Tell us 3 of your favorite things (object, person, hobby - anything!):
My husband, cats, and potatoes. I also really like cooking and baking...for my husband, with my cat next to me and preferably something that involves a side of potatoes. Oh, and dancing. I looooove dancing.
What inspires you to keep creating?
We were created to create and invent and experience art and life around us; to interact with each other and show one another a different approach to the world around us. I have old photographers and new photographers that inspire me, I see pieces of furniture, a swatch of wallpaper, or an open road that moves something inside me. We are in a really unique time of art right now, especially as photographers. It's becoming less about competition and more about the learning process, about pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zone, outside of creating for affirmation into creating for ourselves and each other. That in itself is inspiration! Working with other creatives reminds you why you do what you do. It supports your passions, fine tunes your drive, and gives your eyes a new lens to look through.
*Photos by: Valerie Denise Photos