This Friday: Anne Atkinson's Photography

Anne describes herself as a “professional treasure hunter”, which is very telling of the way she captures her photographic subject matter. Whether combing the cobblestone streets of fishing villages along the Amalfi Coast in Italy, or rummaging about a farm’s junk pile in rural North Carolina, Anne’s gift is finding treasures in simple things. A self-taught photographer, Anne started her career as a photo stylist first in New York City and then in Denver, Colorado. But she turned her focus to working behind the lens when she gave birth to her first favorite photography subject, her son, Evan. Fourteen years later, Anne’s favorite photography subjects also include natural abstracts, architectural elements and street art. Her newest venture is in mixed media, where she infuses her photographic images into abstract collages using handmade paper, paint and ephemera.

Anne lives in downtown Raleigh with her husband, Ken, her son, Evan, two dogs and an occasional cat.