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Holly Bynoe speaks with her camera

Holly Bynoe speaks with her camera


From the camera lens to the walls of the Contemporary Young Artistes Movement, CYAM gallery at the Russell’s shopping mall, Holly Bynoe seems to enthrall her audience with her photography skills.

Bynoe, whose work is currently on display until November 3 or later, at the mall said that she is inspired by the things that she sees in everyday life, but also loves to bring out what she conceptualises in her mind.{{more}}

Born on the Grenadine island of Bequia, Bynoe said that after attending the Seventh Day Adventist School, she went off to the Caribbean Union College in Trinidad and Tobago where she studied Biology, but after years of studying, Bynoe confessed that she had to be true to herself and the 26-year-old later realized that Biology was not her niche.

On her journey to find her passion, she took up the camera and started documenting her life, this led to photography being a hobby and later a passion.

Bynoe later moved to New York where she studied Traditional Photography and later began work in Digital Photography.

The creative young woman who describes her work as a “juxtaposition of the serial, dark and colourful with a mixture of honesty, clarity and femininity” believes that although some pieces seem “dark and morbid” she manages to bring out the “softer side” of these images.

She admitted, “I want to entice my audience into something that is different by giving them something that is thought provoking. My work is conceptualised; it is not trial and error. I know how I want something to be done and then I go out there and shoot it with my camera. Most times it comes out better than how I envisioned it and that’s where I get my satisfaction.”

Bynoe also uses a lot of black and white, and adds some colour to make a statement or to make some focal points in the photograph pop out from the depiction.

Her mood also has a lot to do with what shines through in her pieces and she hopes that her audience also gets a similar feeling.

The photographer also believes that more people need to be educated about the visual so that there would be increased appreciation.