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A talk with Osmyn Oree (nsfw)

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 “I’ve always found that the best work and the most compelling images come from the heart and yourself.” tells us Osmyn Oree, a Lancaster, Pennsylvania based photographer, whose images are very soft, sensual and kind of careful.

They transmit a realness that is calming to watch and shows that beauty can be found through simplicity, without any glamour added from the outside. Through an image you can preserve a moment, astonish and please people, and not only that. “You’re not only capturing a moment in time, you’re making something that could have an impact on people as a whole. You can do so much with so little.”

 

What is the most fascinating thing for you about taking pictures?

The most fascinating thing about photography is the element of time, and what you can do with something so simple like a photograph. You’re not only capturing a moment in time, you’re making something that could have an impact on people as a whole. You can do so much with so little. Whether it is a picture of a person or a flower, that image will touch someone and make them feel some sort of way. Another thing that really intrigues me about photography is that it can push people to their limits and dare you to try new things as an artist. Taking photographs or being photographed can be such a liberating and happy experience and that’s why I love it so much.

Do you still remember the very first pictures you took in your life?

The very first pictures that I took or at least I can remember were with my mom and dad’s old Polaroid camera and we had to shake them in order to get them to develop faster. The pictures were casual and were mostly of family and friends that came around, but now that I think of it I miss that camera and wish I still had it.

All your images are very soft, sensual and kind of careful. How much of yourself is in your work?

A LOT! Most of my work stems from either personal views or personal experiences, or something closely related to me. I’ve always found that the best work and the most compelling images come from the heart and yourself. I usually try and find ideas for new projects and just new images in other places like magazines, articles, things like that, but I always come back to myself and get the best ideas from there.

 

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Your photography captures the wide spectrum of the female beauty. When is a woman beautiful for you?

Wow…. that’s a hard one. I think women are beautiful all the time, but I feel that women are the most beautiful when they’re honest. I don’t mean that in the lying type of way I mean just honest all around whether it be with their looks or personality. When a women is straight forward and doesn’t lie or doesn’t have to “put on her face” to feel pretty I think that is one of the most satisfying things to witness. That is essentially what I a lot of my work and what I want a lot of my female nude work to say Honesty. Real people in there own environments and just being them in front of the camera. No glamour, no tricks, just them.

 

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It seems that you have photographed a few of your models at their homes, is that right? How important is the location for you in order to take good pictures and for the models to feel comfortable?

I think that it’s important in my work because it adds something extra to the images. You may not know anything about the person in front of you but the environment may give the viewer insight about the person without talking to them. Most of my shoots before used to take place outside in nature and in public parks, but then I realized that there was nothing out there for me or the model to relate to. I was born and raised in the city and have always found peoples home interesting on the inside rather then placing a nude figure in a studio or just outside. Photographing in their spaces just adds a calm and content feeling to the image. It makes the collaboration between me and the subject stronger.

 

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The most important thing in life is?

Respecting yourself, Respecting Others, Never give up on your dreams, and Don’t let people control what you want to do in life. You’re the only one in life that can make things happen for yourself.

Where do you see yourself in a few years?

I want to still be working in the arts and still shooting only film for my projects. I hope to be able to exhibit my work in bigger cities and just live off of my work while making connections with other artists and growing as a person.

 

www.osmynjoree.com
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all images by Osmyn Oree

 

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About Christine

Hello from Vienna, Austria! I love: nature, freedom, dancing, music, my family, reading, chilling, cats, sea and lots more. I listen to: oh too many different artists/bands. makes me happy: see i love. I spent most of my free time: with C-Heads and eating. 5 things I can´t live without: family, nature, music and healthy food.