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 / 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.