Meet the Artist: Ann Hudec
Where’d it all start?
At the public library. I was fascinated with National Geographic magazines, travel books, etc. I would sit for hours reading. I wanted to travel everywhere. Later, photography became a natural extension of my travels.
Favorite photo you’ve taken and why?
At an isolated lake in Montana's Bitteroot Valley. It had been raining most of the day, but the sun came out when I arrived at the lake. It was a beautiful, peaceful scene - sun rays shining down between the cloud layers with a stunning mountain backdrop against the lake. The technical aspects of photography are important, of course, but so are those serendipitous moments.
Where do you want to shoot next?
I'm headed to New Mexico in a few weeks, so I'm pretty excited about that. COVID put a stop to my Ireland travel plans for now, but I hope to get there soon.
Craziest moment you’ve had while shooting or traveling for a shoot?
Well, anytime I'm in New Orleans is always interesting and fun and, yes, a little crazy -- as it should be. It's New Orleans, after all.
Favorite photographer or artistic inspiration?
Of course the classics - Adams, Cindy Sherman, Margaret Bourke White. Regarding contemporary photographers, I'm a big fan of Kevin Russ. I'm also a member of the Female Photographers of Etsy (fpoe) and there are so many talented individuals in that group.
Favorite book, TV show, or movie from the past year?
Recursion by Blake Crouch (sci-fi/thriller) TV show - I was late to the game on this one, but I LOVE Peaky Blinders.
Last meal on earth? (food, setting, people, etc.)
Clancy's Restaurant in the Uptown area of New Orleans. It's a local favorite. Their lemon icebox pie is to die for.