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I was thrilled when I was asked to by the lovely and talented Autumn Thatcher if I would be willing to be a part of a cover story about 4 local photographers for their next issue of  In This Week.  First is the printed version and then right below is the the online version of the story.  If you would like to view the article online go here. The printed version is available today, so go pick up a copy!
Cover: Salt Lake’s Hot Shots, Andrea Hanks
Posted 2011-03-30 14:27:23 by Autumn Thatcher

Our day-to-day lives happen in a blur and the monotony of our daily responsibilities sometimes causes us to get into routines that prevent us from stopping and taking a look at the world around us. While most of us have to remind ourselves to look at our surroundings, there are those select few who tend to see nothing but what surrounds them. These individuals are more often than not, photographers. Anyone can buy a camera and start shooting, but not everyone can turn their work into art. In appreciation for the photographic talent that exists in Salt Lake, we minimize our words and talk to four different professional photographers who differ in style and subject, but are similar because of their ability to see something ordinary and make it extraordinary. These people show us on the pages what they see in their surroundings and capture their interpretations behind the lens for everyone else to admire.

Andrea Hanks has been working with photography and cameras since she began modeling internationally at the age of 14. Her experience in front of the camera along with the realization that it was time to step out of the world of modeling led her to pick up a camera and go behind the lens.

What she likes to shoot • I love the fashion industry, so my style is most influenced by high fashion editorial.

On her photographic studies • Experience has been the best teacher for me. A lot of trial and error. My yearly goals always include some form of continued training. I spend time analyzing other photographers and seeking their input from camera setting to the best shoes to wear on the risers at LA Fashion Week.

How she is different from other photographers • Because of my unique experience in the fashion industry, the way I use lighting, the way I pose and most often don’t pose subjects and my decidedly unique processing style using rich, bright colors and deep contrasting blacks and whites.

Who she would shadow for a day • Nicolaas de Bruin or Walter Ego

Opportunities her career has presented her with • Good luck is where the paths of hard work and opportunity cross. In my short career, I have been able to shoot celebrities at Sundance Film Festival, and I am the house photographer for the biggest venue at LA Fashion Week. I have also shot wedding proposals in Chicago, weddings nationwide and most recently in Jamaica. I am currently working on some shooting projects this fall in New York.

In January I had the awesome privilege of shooting many different events at The Sundance Film Festival in Park City. I was shooting for Utah Styleliste Magazine and the experience was amazing.  I have been slammed since November of last year (it is a good thing) and I have really fallen behind on my blog posts, so in an attempt to bring you up to speed on my projects  I have posted some of the highlights from the film festival.  If you would like to see more of my work, check out my Facebook Page_DSC0370-2 copy_DSC0350 copy_DSC0337 copy_DSC0314 copy_DSC0310 copy_DSC0300 copy_DSC0289-2 copy_DSC0283 copy_DSC1547 copy_DSC1187 copy_DSC1110 copy_DSC1072h copy_DSC0967 copy_DSC1976 copy_DSC1814 copy_DSC0385 copy_DSC2007 copy_DSC0937o copy_DSC0386-2 copy_DSC0399 copy_DSC0402 copy_DSC0446 copy_DSC0578 copy_DSC0646 copy_DSC0189 copy_DSC0902 copy_DSC0765-2 copy_DSC0744-2 copy_DSC0740 copy_DSC0266 copy_DSC0260 copy_DSC0201 copy_DSC0233 copy_DSC0319 copy_DSC0174 copyge-910″ />