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Travel Photography: A Portfolio by Susan Raines

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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.

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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 Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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