Dark to Light "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times if one only REMEMBERS to turn on the light" -Albus dumbledore

Artist Statement

I chose the dark to light topic because I think it’s something that everyone can relate to. Everybody goes through dark times but somehow everything works out, to make a happy ending. I’m really excited to see how this book turns out, I’ve had some dark spots in my life but, they’ve always passed and things worked out. “Only in darkness can you see the stars.” - Martin Luther King Jr. This quote is one of my favorites and I’ve tried to base my photo book off it, almost. To me it means that, without the dark of the night you’d never be able to see the stars and all the constellations so, even though it’s dark there’s still light and beauty. I hope people choose to recognize that there’s always good when they look at my photo book. That through all the darkness and scariness, that there’s always light and fun eventually.

Black and White
Rule of Thirds
Horizontal Lines
Cover Art
Framing Device
Leading Line
Texture/ Side Lighting
Fill the Frame, Color Psychology, and Curved Line


I’m Olivia Holcomb, I am 15 and I’m a student at HeLa high school. I’ve always liked art whether that’s drawing, painting, photography, or anything I can make really. School, the painful yet saving part of any person’s life, I’m still unsure what I’m going to do with my life past high school, I would like to go to college but we’ll see. Some of my interests are very boring and honestly not worth mentioning so here’s a few of the more exciting ones; the ocean, books, photography, animals, the why’s in life, etc. I think I’ll stand out amongst the other books because, well actually it’s not up to me if I stand out to you, that’s all up to you isn’t it?.

I, Olivia Holcomb, born January 17, 2002 to April and Joe Holcomb, and for the first two years of my life I was an only child, but that glory was short lived, soon came my lovely brat of a sister, Emma. When I was little my parents split so, for next couple of years there was a lot of moving around, I’ve lived in six different places, but luckily I’ve only had to switch schools once, in second grade. I have a really awesome family, most of us have a really bad sense of humour, looking at you grandpa. Even though my parents are divorced that’s not something that defines me. Like all families we have our struggles but everything works out and that’s what’s important.

My experience making this has honestly been so frustrating, and draining. Finding inspiration is hard and especially when you have lots of other things to get done. Somehow I’ve found a way to do something that excites me and makes me want to take pictures. In the future when taking pictures I would like to try and include more than one person, be more willing to ask people to lend their face to a picture. I want to stand out and make something people will remember. I have no idea what the future holds for me, or what career I’ll be doing, let’s hope I figure it out.

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