ILENE SQUIRES

PHOTOGRAPHER

ABOUT: 

My daughter’s infectious laugh, spring in Harlem, and a birdseye view over the desert from an airplane’s window seat, are just a few of the things that inspire me. It’s these candid but ethereal moments that I strive to capture in my work as a photographer - the simple beauty of life –capturing life’s fleeting moments to be celebrated forever. 

I’m a California girl who found a piece of my heart in Harlem, New York where I spent 13 years living before relocating back ‘home’ to Los Angeles in 2016. The Big Apple is as much my home now as the City of Angels, since it is where I first began my career in education and then later, as a photographer. Along the way, I married a ride-or-die New Yorker and convinced him to move west. Now with our young daughter, we spend a lot of time both in Los Angeles and New York trying our hardest to make that bi-coastal life pop! I’m an avid traveler (32 countries and counting!) who believes life is meant to be experienced and more importantly, shared. My photography has been featured in The New York Times, Essence Magazine and Cup of Jo. 

I trained at The International Center of Photography (ICP) in film and soon after became faculty as a darkroom instructor in their pre-teen program. Although I shoot digital, I believe in finding the raw nature of capturing life as it is happening. A timeless and natural approach will always be a part of my aesthetic. 

My previous work in education has followed me into my photography career as I pride myself in working well with children and families. Though there is little free time in between airplane rides, I do love exploring the hidden gems of both of my cities, searching for the best flea market and basking under the sun. 

Having grown up Jewish and Filipino (Jewpino!), my life is full of rich colors and vibrant traditions that I hope speaks through my work. My creative process is collaborative and I believe that beauty is far from monolithic. If you have seen or read something that resonates with you here, please send me a note so we can find a way to work together.

 

POWER TOOLS

CONTENT CREATION, CONTENT STRATEGY, CREATIVE DIRECTION, EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO STYLING, PHOTOSHOP, PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY, TEACHING

 

LOCATION: LOS ANGELES

 

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