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Travel Photography: A Portfolio by Susan Raines

A photo of a boy standing near a sign warning against feeding birdsJeff

Susan Raines is a photographer based in the Washington, D.C. area. Susan’s portfolio is packed with colourful travel photography, figures, and black and white portraiture.

A photo of a mural on the exterior of a buildingBig Eyes


Susan has worked as a photographer on both a professional and personal basis.The photographs in her black and white portrait gallery largely feature the artist’s friends and family members, sometimes posed candidly, other times in a more businesslike studio setting. According to the artist, many of these works were taken at a time when she was working for magazines and other publications on a professional basis. As such, these works have a very intimate sense about them, very separate from the artist’s polished commercial work.

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In more recent series, Susan has photographed a variety of subjects -- architecture, landscapes, and people -- from far-reaching locations in New Orleans, Southeast Asia, and Italy. I love the amount of colour in these works -- they’re both realistic and almost impossibly vivid.

A photo of a young Vietnamese couple with a cowYoung Vietnamese Couple with Cow

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Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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