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Showcase Watchlist: Shelly Kay

(Image: Shelly Kay, The other side, 2012; © Shelly Kay)

Shelly Kay (b. 1974, Washington, USA)

I am a completely self-taught photographer. I have never had any formal training & I actually love that. For me, I simply shoot what I see, but more importantly what I feel. The love I have for "my city" is unconditional. Much of my work is urban, but a lot of it speaks as a personal diary as well. If I am having a bad day, I shoot it. I take self-portraits of myself and that helps purge out my pain. It's actually very therapeutic for me.  My work is raw. It's real. It's just a brutally honest perspective of a 38 year old woman who is living life in the city of her dreams, and trying to deal with day to day struggles by pouring it out through her art.  Shelly Kay currently lives in Manhattan, New York.

Shelly Kay was chosen as a Winner in Round #3 of the 2012 Showcase series.

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Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 6/3/12 | tags: digital photography

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every little things she does it's magic! I love the feeling each single shot transmits
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I have known of Shelly's work for some time now.Her portrayal of the city brings me back to my days there. She captures it in a gritty style that makes you feel the energy that makes her images so unique.

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