Meet Cheryl Dunn of The Visual Mischief Blog
From the time I was a kid till 2013, I wanted to be an artist and change the world. It took that long to realize that I should be in photography. Through my personal experiences, I come to realize that my photography is for a positive social change. I shed positive light on the disabled community, people of color, plus size females, and indie musicians in some way, shape, or form. It is what we need right now in a world of what society thinks what mainstream America should look like in terms of beauty.
Not at all! Through my advocacy, comes criticism. Some would beg me to edit my images and send to publications to a point I would cave in or I won’t let the person and they get angry and forbid me not to display my work because I think their flaws are beautiful.
Visual Mischief is the act of giving the subject half to full power to create their story. It’s sort of like lifestyle photography but my term has a bit more zing. Through every shoot, I explain my demons I fight of accepting myself and my outer appearance to help them realize how much of a positive value they have in this world.
In my photography, it kind of took me a while to figure out what I want to take pictures of and figure out what I stood for. I guess it’s the same for any new photographer in this world. Do not fret to take this journey.