My name is Cecilia Polichetti, a photographer in the Northern Arizona region. I have been studying photography for the past few years attending Northern Arizona University, and also completed a minor in music. Growing up, I started out playing the flute. This really brought me into the world of art and creativity. I absolutely love making music, which in turn helped me discover other forms of art. My father is a photographer as well - he showed me how to use my first camera. Ever since then, I have had a passion for taking photographs and creating new and beautiful images. My work is all about not only making myself feel good, but also making others feel good; I love bringing joy into people's lives, and I feel like photography is an amazing outlet and way to do that.
As an artist, I love creating new and exciting pieces of work. My main style is usually bright and airy, with lots of light and colors. I view my photography as a form of artistic expression, but also as a way to utilize the world around me to my advantage to create beautiful and unique images. My favorite thing is when an image turns out crystal clear and is vibrant with a multitude of colors. Nature photography has always been a favorite of mine for that reason. Capturing the greatness and magnificence of landscapes and nature help me to fully appreciate and understand the delicacy of the world around us. But the more I learned and grew, the more I turned to like portraiture. Photographing people, especially for events, is a way to help others remember those special moments forever. I also like to think I am helping them feel confident in who they are and the way they look. With my portraits I always want the model to feel beautiful and like they are the best version of themselves. In my most recent body of work, I decided to do something that is completely opposite of what I normally do. Instead of a light and airy look, I wanted to portray a more dark and moody atmosphere. With this series, it was all about the current pandemic. I wanted to focus on the fact that we all have to wear facemasks in order to protect ourselves and those around us. This qualified for a somber feel rather than something lighter. I also wanted to allude to some form of light, symbolizing the light at the end of the tunnel, and that there is hope in all the darkness around us.
Photography will always play a major role in my life - there is no other way I would rather be spending my time then being outdoors and capturing beautiful moments. I also find it calming to photograph nature; there is so much beauty out there in the world, and what better way to remember it all than to take a snapshot of it. The joy I get from creating something unique and beautiful in my own way, and making others feel that joy when they look at my photos is the reason why I keep doing what I am doing today. My art is for others to enjoy, and I want to spread that happiness to everyone around me because that is what gives me true happiness - knowing that I made an impact on someone’s life, no matter how small.