Photo Noire owner, Morgana Wilborn was featured on the cover of the September "Arts Edition" issue of Be Great Magazine.
Check out the article below!
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BG: What do you love most about your photography?
MW: Unfortunately I live in a very "male dominated' and overly sexualized photography industry here in Dallas. My photography celebrates the everyday people that make this city great. It does not fall victim to creating what would be accepted in the young millennial populous. In Dallas this would include "hipster head shots" and tons of "T&A". My photography is not perfect. I use crappy equipment at times. Poor polaroids, broken lenses, dusty camera bodies, over processed 35 mm film. Despite my shortcomings, beautiful images of real people, real places and real things in our day and time are revealed. I revel in the forgotten words on walls. Jaded smiles on faces. Quiet moments unseen. People unnoticed but always there. This is what I hope to capture. Whether people like it or not.
BG: Where do you draw your inspiration?
MW: My father's photography is definitely my muse of inspiration. I have copies of beautiful 4x4 square saturated 1960-1970 style photography prints. Taken with a 50mm lens on a Pentax or Canon. Sometimes when I need inspiration for a good Polaroid or Instagram shot, I pull out his photos. He was the inspiration for an entire piece where I recreated images he had taken of my mother. He loved to take photos of events, people, smiles, life and especially cars. I love to dig into his old photography archives and equipment. I also love travel photography. I have to travel. The colors, buildings, fabrics, people and music of the world give me inspiration. All I need is good lighting and at least a 50mm lens. Everything else will work itself out in the end.
BG: Do you have any upcoming plans or projects?
MW: I really hope to have another art show in the near future. I had three successful shows last year and I would like to continue the trend this year. I have a few projects in mind that I have been brewing. I have a couple of book ideas. I would love to follow up Lovely Forgotten and Polaroid Story with something even more dynamic. I have been dreaming to bring Polaroid Story to a live audience as a spoken word event where the young people featured in the book have a chance to tell their stories aloud in performance. A reality I hope to see one day. Other than these current dreams, my true task is to just take more pictures.