Miriam Lorenzi AKA Miriphoto is a self-taught photographer who shoots for commercial clients, musicians, artists, as well as everyday folks. Her work has appeared in Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Creative Loafing, and numerous online magazines and web sites. Her work regularly appears on OrlandoSentinel.com and Metromix.com for whom she is also a professional blogger.
"With the multitude of directions a photographer can go in, it was difficult for me to evolve when I first started making pictures. Everyone wants to compare or classify photographers into genres like fashion or photojournalism. After some experimentation I began to see how everything is connected. So now, if it feels good to, I photograph it."
Also a creative and keen-eyed portrait photographer, Miriam understands the importance of getting the inside to show up on the outside:
"A bond must be made between us on the inside in order for a great image to be created, so it's my task not just to get the lighting, focus and angel right, but to receive the person before me, wholly, or they just won't give it
[ the great shot ] up," she says.
"At the end of the day, we're all rock stars and celebrities, saints and sinners, and the sum of those parts add up to so much more. I love my job because it gives me the opportunity to know a person who I otherwise might never have met, and for that matter, may never have connected to on personal level."