Lo­cal artist looks for hid­den gems through her viewfinder

The Standard Journal - - LIFESTYLE - Rockmart High School fresh­man Caro­line Richard plans to be­come a pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher. SJ Correspondent

Whether it’s marching un­der the Fri­day night lights with her flute in hand rock­ing out to ’80s bal­lads, or by trav­el­ing around Polk and other parts of Geor­gia in search for the beauty that is hid­den within these very parts she lives, a lo­cal young artist uses her pho­tog­ra­phy and mu­sic skills to bring out the hid­den gems in life.

Caro­line Richard is like all artists in search of more depth in the world. Richards, a fresh­man at Rockmart High, re­cently be­came pas­sion­ate about shar­ing her artis­tic view of the world through her pho­tog­ra­phy of land­scapes, cities, na­ture, and ex­tra­or­di­nary scenes made by hu­man hands.

“I started get­ting re­ally into find­ing these sto­ries and sym­bols that is hid­den around ev­ery where af­ter I took a trip with my fam­ily to Sa­van­nah,” Richard said. “It was around eighth grade and the whole idea started af­ter I found a young girl’s gravesite that had a statue that caught my eye.”

The statue held sym­bolic mean­ing to Richards, and she ex­plained that to her, it rep­re­sented a neverde­part­ing love.

She said that even af­ter death the love from the town for the girl never died, in sim­pler terms: Even when life it­self ceases to ex­ist, what we carry is a love that never will per­ish.

Richard’s goal in life is to be­come a pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher, or at least get to use her artist eye and skill in her fu­ture job in life. De­spite be­ing an un­der­class­man, Richard has al­ready busy plan­ning out her fu­ture by look­ing at col­leges such as JSU.

To view some of Richards work check out her In­sta­gram page @ galaxy­girl_503 where she puts her pho­tog­ra­phy un­der the ti­tle “XD pics.”

“What does XD stand for? Oh, that’s just an in­side joke be­tween my group of friends and it ac­tu­ally stands for noth­ing,” said Richard, who laughed and added. “It is lit­er­ally the laugh­ing face in text type.”

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