VONNY LORDE at VIRTUE – an all female creative exhibit

Meet Vonny Lorde.
This photographer has recently been getting in touch with her dark side as she explores her creative freedom. Vonny discusses that being on this side of the camera allows her more creative input in what she would like to portray. See what Vonny decides to create next at VIRTUE – a female creative exhibit on September 13 at Studio 1176.
Read her opinions below.
What inspires you to create?
“I pull inspiration from really small things. Maybe I’ll walk into a shop and see something that would make a cool prop and take it from there.

Though lately, I’ve been shooting my “darker” things compared to my old material.

I couldn’t tell you what inspired me to shoot this way, only that it feels right for me. “
A self portrait
How do you think creative women are perceived in the industry?
“I personally feel that female photographers aren’t taken as seriously as they should be.

Often times, I get told “Wow you’re so pretty you should model!”

And people are taken back when I say that I’m a photographer & ask me why. Being a photographer means I get more creative input in shoots compared to if I was a model. Anyways, I’d love to see more females at the top of Toronto’s art scene. “
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How do you perceive feminism?
“I’ll admit that when I was younger, I didn’t take feminism as seriously as I should’ve. But now I realize how much it’s needed.

Who wouldn’t be down for female empowerment?”

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Where do you wish to take your art in the future?
“I don’t quite have a clear direction of where exactly I’m going with my art but I do know that I want to inspire as many people as I can while doing what I love at the same time.

I’m a firm believer of chasing your dreams, especially while you’re still young.”

You can find more of Vonny’s work on Instagram @lastnamelorde and on her website, lordephotography.com.

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