My name is Gina Cholick & I’m a fine art photographer based in Los Angeles. Light is my obsession and inspiration. It brings beauty to everyday life. A splash of light on my bedroom wall or refraction from a glass of water delights me. I love this way of seeing because it shows me the magic that’s all around us that most people don’t notice. Another of my favorite things about photography is that it brings me to places I’d never go like a sand dune in the middle of the night. I love going on adventures and photography is the perfect excuse. I also find image making therapeutic and I use self-portraiture as a way to process emotions and situations in my life.
My work explores the liminal spaces where time, memory, and recognition slow down and allow for contemplative communication. In photographing what is familiar, people and spaces I know best, I seek to find more intimacy with the world I inhabit. I am drawn to sensual non-specific imagery, where light often becomes the subject, and daily observations of shifting shadows create a mood and connection with the intangible.
I photograph spaces that allow for vulnerability—beds and bedrooms that reference ideas of sleep and dreaming; and I photograph nudes that allow for a pure connection to the unguarded self. As a photographer, I am not looking for what is in front of me, I am seeking to understand and communicate the unseen.
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Let’s get intimate with Gina as she answers the Bonus questions.
What advice would you give teenage you?
I would tell her to trust herself… to let go of perfection and be willing to make mistakes and get messy.
What would you like to be remembered for?
I hope to be remembered for bringing beauty and connection to people through my photography.
What is your passion?
I am passionate about authenticity. I feel that if as artists, we can push ourselves to be more raw and vulnerable, it can act as a counterbalance to the overly retouched images we see on a daily basis as a society.
I would love to go to Iceland. It looks so epic.
How important is music in your life?
Music is incredibly important. I feel like going to a concert and being in nature are two ways I can instantly inject myself with creativity.
What is the coolest thing you ever won?
When I was a kid, I won a canary in a raffle! I took it home in a paper bag.