Pamela Solares is a nineteen-year-old Honduran-American aspiring photographer based in Broward County, Florida.
Her interest in the arts originated in early childhood and, since then, she has experimented in drawing, painting, mixed media, and other forms and techniques of creating art besides photography. She traditionally uses film cameras, such as her beloved Minolta XE-5 and x-700 cameras, as well her the digital Nikon D3200. She is also inspired by photographers such as Tyler Shields and Elliott Erwitt.
From her statement:
When I think of photography, the first thing that comes to my mind is storytelling. My favorite thing about photography is that a picture truly is worth a thousand words. Something about the color, the softness, the lighting, as well as the expressions of those in the photo can somehow come together in harmony to create something that will elicit emotion from a viewer. Occasionally inspired by my own favorite photographs, works of art, and films, my photography has its own agenda. Photography serves as my platform to express that which I cannot verbally communicate. It represents nostalgia, sadness, youth, innocence, joy, and memories. Any and every moment can become a photograph. Any moment can tell a story, left behind by time, that can resonate with even just one person in the audience. What I want from my photography and my goal in visual arts overall is that person. Those whose emotions will stir in their stomachs when they see my work. I hope to inspire others. I hope others can find comfort in my work. And I hope to create little worlds with each series.