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Interview with Kristy Olney of Olney Studios

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Kristy Olney is a 28 years old woman on track for an Associates of Science in Photography and a member of Phi Theta Kappa.  She lives in beautiful Gardnerville, NV, about 20 minutes from South Lake Tahoe with her wonderful husband and two cats, a tortoise, and a turtle.

Kristy is as passionate about the environment as she is about photography. So she decided to pursue a degree in photography and capture outdoor images of Western Nevada. Kristy prefers to shoot nature/landscapes in their natural, untouched settings. She has National Geographic in her sights as an ultimate career goal.

Kristy currently has a very functional studio set up in a 420 sf storage unit.

Kristy was told by someone that she has a talent for turning the most mundane things into things of beauty after they viewed her "Hope Valley" project on Behance.net.  At first, Kristy personally did not see it, but her friend motivated her to continue making the ordinary beautiful.

Kristy self-describes herself as being a little awkward socially after being thrust into photographing models with her last studio class.  She had never put out a model call before but the people in the Gardnerville community were most responsive.  Kristy got to work with two awesome ladies, and they both have modeling experience and were more than happy to give her tips and pointers for working with models.

What I love about her work is the desert motifs. These works of art would be perfect for people living on the coasts to accentuate their homes and offices with the Southwest look.