We had the good fortune of connecting with Alee Gleiberman and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alee, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
I have always been so inspired by other photographers work. Mostly the classic black and white film photographers I learned about when I first picked up my camera many many years ago. I am inspired at how each photographer saw and captured light. All in different ways and all telling a different story. Even still when I am feeling uninspired I’ll pull out a Cartier-Bresson book or a Lee Friedlander book and flip through the pages and get transported back in time to question why they pointed their viewfinder at that specific subject.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Photography has always been a part of my life in one way or another. I would say my college experience really shaped who I am as an artist. I photographed large format film all 4 years of college while developing and enlarging my images in the darkroom. Which really brought my thinking back to basics and grew my appreciation for taking my time with each image and being very cautious and purposeful with what I put in front of my lens. I found weddings my senior year after stumbling through a wedding magazine that was owned by the magazine I interned for called Boston Magazine and fell in love with all things wedding photography. I fell deep into a fine art wedding photographer world where I saw gorgeous images that photographers had captured that put my vision of wedding photography which was what I had seen of staged, cold, and generically edited images, all of that was put to rest after seeing a few talented photographers who’s style meshed so well with what I had envisioned. After that realization and a lot of hard work I started my business and the rest was history 🙂

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Miami is unlike any city in all the best ways! I would start with an early morning beach day, head over to Wynwood from there and just walk around and see all of the local street art. Check out the Design District where most of the stores are too fancy to walk into but there are so many pretty places to walk around, grab a coffee and check out some neat architecture. Definitely have to check out my favorite Mediterranean spot Mandolin while there as well 🙂 Brickell next, and ending the day in Coconut Grove which is one of my favorite little neighborhoods with the cutest spots and stores.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would say my college experience really shaped who I am as an artist and now small business owner. Although my BFA experience was less about the business aspect of things (which now looking back I wish I had more of), I loved how fine art based my college experience was. It forced me to learn a different way of thinking and looking at photography and art in general.

Website: http://aleegleibermanphotography.com/
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Image Credits
Alee Gleiberman Photography

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