Curia has been a professional photographer for 15 years, photographing weddings and events in NJ at hundreds of locations. She specializes in events and portraits, but also loves photographing for personal projects and exploring new places with things to shoot. Featured in this exhibit is her personal work capturing the beauty of Nomahegan Park and Echo Lake Park, along with her hometown of Roselle Park. All are printed on canvas. This is her first exhibit. She did these photographs as a break from the high stress of the wedding photography work.
Curias love of photography began when she received her first camera for her birthday at age 10. It was a 110 film instamatic, with the 10 flash cube sticks. She became intrigued by its ability to capture scenes and moments.
In my teen years, I was always the high schooler with the camera, taking pictures of all the kids hanging out at school or at parties. After I got my first job when I was 15, I immediately bought a Canon point and shoot camera. But as an adult, I went to work for a bank not realizing I was destined for photography.
After I had my son in my mid-20s I did not want to return to a conventional workplace and schedule. I said goodbye to my old 9-5 job and began a new life assisting photographers at a big wedding studio on weekends.
From the very first wedding, with its rush of adrenaline and the high pressure, Curia was hooked. The job was hard and hectic but she thrived on that and immediately became immersed in it learning how to shoot professionally using medium format and 35mm film cameras eventually going digital in 2005. She prefers Nikon full frame DSLRs and Olympus 4/3 Digital Mirrorless cameras. Every image featured is a digital image she captured using a Nikon or Olympus camera.
The Casano Community Center is located in downtown Roselle Park and is a gathering place for the whole Roselle Park community with programs for senior citizens during the day, and activities throughout the year for all ages. The mission of the Art Gallery is to give Roselle Park residents a venue to display their artistic works and connect with the community at large. The Art Gallery accepts work only from Roselle Park residents.
Artwork must be two-dimensional, no sculpture or jewelry will be accepted. Call Seufert at 908-241-5874 or email Beyond-Words@att.net .