Shay Lamb: November Photographer of the Month

Interview by Avery Fields/
Photos by Shay Lamb

Shay Lamb, 19, of Greenville, South Carolina, is Bokeh Focus’ November Photographer of the Month. Lamb’s photograph received the most votes among three other nominees. She previously won Photographer of the Week during the second week of November.

We interviewed Lamb to share her advice and experiences with the greater Bokeh Focus community. She emphasizes the importance of photography as a creative outlet.

The photos in this story are Lamb’s original images (© Shay Lamb).

What is the story behind the photos you’ve submitted?

Shay Lamb: Kitten on dashboard of car at night with traffic streetlight in background
Marietta, Georgia
November 2021
Photo: Shay Lamb

Lamb: I love to document my life. Especially the moments that bring me joy. So, I make it my best effort to capture uplifting experiences.

Do you have a specific theme or topic that is the focus of your photography?

Lamb: I wouldn’t say there’s a theme behind the pictures I take. Just basking in the beauty that takes place in my life.

What have you gained/experienced while working with this topic?

Lamb: I learned to appreciate the good times. You never know how long the ups and downs are.

Tell us something about yourself that most people wouldn’t notice about you.

Lamb: I always wanted to have rescue kittens and the two that I have now are rescues found on campus!

What’s a piece of advice you would offer to other photographers to encourage their creativity?

Lamb: Definitely use this outlet as a form of expression but also appreciation.

We at Bokeh Focus appreciate the approach Lamb takes in capturing her photography. The way she documents moments of joy makes for an uplifting aesthetic. Sharing her happiness with the greater Bokeh Focus community, we hope to see more of her work. Thank you for sharing some advice and your work, Shay.

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