Experienced pro photographer & videographer specializing in portraits, events, weddings, pets, food and real estate. I have been shooting professionally for over 23 years. I love capturing the moment. My pictures are narrative, storytelling, journalistic, and cinematic. Clients say that I am easy to work with, and bring out their best, photogenic image. Located in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Additional information at: http://susannathornton.com
CLIENT LIST: Budget Travel Magazine, Assouline Publications, Modern Luxury Publications, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Virginia Living Magazine, DC Magazine, CMYK Magazine, Labyrinth Magazine, Friends of the National Zoo Magazine, Syracuse Post-Standard, Hayden-Harnett, Tailor Byrd, Skyhill, LeJeune, Port Huron Project, Accent Public Relations, Design Hotels
I love the elements of the unknown/intangible in photography and how they intersect and crystallize into a material finished product of an immaterial static moment in time. I like how I can have an idea/concept of what I want to achieve visually going into a shoot and all the surprises and experimentation that enter into it along the way, that yield both what I envisioned and set out to make and also shots that I never anticipated or would have planned.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done a lot of portrait shoots, primarily for magazines and for individuals/families, and have also photographed events/weddings. Some of published work can be viewed at: http://susannathornton.com/tearsheets.pdf. I love working with light at different times of day and finding an interesting composition to frame the subject/portrait using the best of every scenario and environment, then try to create an interesting image of the person in their environment that captures something beautiful about them.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
2012 Fellowship, Can Serrat Centro de Actividades Artisticas, Barcelona, Spain 2012 Resident, ALAS Residency, London, UK 2008 Semi-finalist, Premio Celeste, Photography Prize 2007 Finalist, Gen Art ‘Uncover Discover’ Visual Arts Competition 2007 Resident, BAU Institute Residency, Otranto, Italy 2007 First Place, Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, Artist Competition 2005 First Place, ‘Summer and Heat’ Media Bistro Photography Competition 2003 Bachelor of Fine Arts: Photography, Corcoran College of Art & Design 2001-2003 Dean’s List, Corcoran College of Art & Design 2001-2003 Visual Art Scholarship, Corcoran College of Art & Design 1995-1998 VPA Visual Art Scholarship, Syracuse University 1995-1998 Chancellor’s Scholarship, Syracuse University