Timeless. That’s the first word that comes to mind when looking at photos by Briana Morrison, a photographer and aspiring writer in Chico, CA. I first learned about Briana through her blog TheDizzyPixie.com and was excited, and admittedly envious, when I read about one of her upcoming projects, A Polaroid Adventure In Marrakesh, Morocco.
Briana learned about ONA through Pinterest, one of our latest obsessions. “I had been searching for the perfect bag for a while, one that screams ‘I’m an artist!’ and yields a certain tactile quality that only leather can give,” she says. “I love how well made my bag is because I don’t have to worry that a seam is going to rip out if I load it up with all my favorite lenses and film. But, honestly, the thing I love most about the Brooklyn is how beautiful it looks!”
Want to know more about Briana? She kindly shares her photo story and inspirations with us below.
My photo story started much like everyone else’s; I discovered photography while I was a senior in high school when my grandma gave me her 35mm Nikon 2020. I lost sight of this interest when I went to college until 2 years later when I was going through a tough time. I decided to do something for myself so I enrolled in a photography class. At that point my entire universe switched directions and I spent the next 4 years studying fine art photography.
Though I started with a 35mm Nikon 2020 my gear obsession has significantly grown. I still have a strong love for film and use it for all of my personal work. My Sx-70 is my virtual camera child and my Minolta X-570 and Mamiya 645 aren’t far behind.
For my professional work I use a Nikon D700 and I absolutely love it! I am working on incorporating film into my professional work as well so my arms are always loaded with more cameras than a smart woman would juggle. But that’s just how I roll.
I like to photograph a wide variety of things but my current interest is to shoot everyday life in a wholesome tactile way, deriving inspiration from Kinfolk‘s beautiful videos on how to bake bread or make pesto from scratch. In this digital age, there is something very comforting in the tactile processes of every day existence. In addition to everyday life I am fairly obsessed with taking cat portraits and helping women document their powerful, beautiful bodies with boudoir photography.
My most memorable photography experiences won’t sound like much to the outside world but hold a dear place in my heart. Throughout my relationship with my now fiancé, I have had the pleasure of teaching him the wonders of photography and, more specifically, film.
On occasion when the light is right or we are in need of a good jaunt outside the house, Andrew and I will go on photo adventures with a car full of cameras, film, and hiking boots. These are some of my favorite times to be a photographer because I get to share my passion with the person I love.