Today we’d like to introduce you to Nancy Fields.
Nancy, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Photography has always been a big part of my life, I just never knew it until I got older and looked back on old pictures and memories. I grew up always with a Polaroid, disposable or digital camera in hand. I definitely have to give credit to my mother, she would dress me up and take a lot of pictures of me modeling around the house. Once I became a mother, I ended up doing the same thing. I would dress my daughter up and use her pink towel as a background. The moment I actually got my hands on an DSLR camera changed the way I saw everything, As I grow with my photography, it has allowed me to be more creative with my ideas and blend in my love for fashion to create work that I never thought I was capable of making.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
Two years ago, my friend Brenda Phan and I came up with the idea to invite all of our friends to our own Instagram meet but with a twist, we had everyone dress up in denim/black/white colors so we would all coordinate. This moment changed our lives completely and created what is now Girl Magic Meets. A Boston based photo hub where we host themed photo meet ups to empower women and provide a space for us to come together, create and support each other. It has been a beautiful journey so far, as we meet so many creatives, entrepreneurs and just those with amazing dreams and goals. We hope that people can come to GMM and be their selves while surrounded by other likeminded creators. Girl magic meets is a just a big family of women and men embracing and empowering women one photo at a time.
Do you think conditions are generally improving for artists? What more can cities and communities do to improve conditions for artists?
With social media being such a big impact in the artist world, I feel like it’s become easier and harder. Easier because you can promote your work more through a bigger audience allowing to push yourself and your artwork more but harder because of the competition. I believe that cities like ours can encourage and help art and artists thrive just by doing what you’re doing. Highlighting artists and their work, showcasing and involving everyone is the best that we can do on our part. Supporting is always the best thing we can all do and continue to do to allow our city to continue to flourish.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
We have an Instagram where you can find us at https://www.instagram.com/girlmagicmeets/ and please join our Facebook group where a lot of our discussions and events are planned https://www.facebook.com/groups/1252504871465222
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlmagicmeets/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1252504871465222
- Other: https://www.instagram.com/bulma.fields/
Photographers: Mike Morin, Sositha Ling, Nancy Fields. Simon Gee.