It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. ~Henry David Thoreau
In this series, Wendy Baker combines her passions for travel and architectural and portrait photography to create visual stories evoking a feeling of mystery.
Her dreamlike images always begin with a sense of place. She then adds her photographs of models, clothing, and other elements. She states, “I love to travel. I’m captivated by the idea of magical journeys—whether to far-off lands or deep into the self. My goal is to create a feeling of fantasy — transitioning from the known to the unknown by using beautiful light, muted colors, symbolic details and compositions with strong leading lines.“ She often adds touches of archival glitter to her printed pieces before framing.
As the owner of a commercial photography business based in the Sacramento area, she is constantly developing new skills. She loves everything about the creative process. From getting up before dawn in a new city to capturing the perfect light, to sitting at her computer combining the elements she’s gathered into a unique visual story, one that she hopes will spark the viewer's imagination.
Wendy Baker was born and raised in Los Angeles. Her love for photography began in high school with her introduction to a Rolex camera and a darkroom.
As the owner of Wendy Baker Photography, based in the Sacramento area, she has specialized in wedding, portrait, and travel stock photography for over twelve years. After attending Brooke Shaden's fine art workshop and online mentorship program, she recently began showing her work in magazines, local and international galleries.