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From wild horses and elephants to people and flowers, Miriam Rieck of Wylde Soul Photography has captured it all.

By Sarah Kinzbach

From wild horses and elephants to people and flowers, Miriam Rieck of Wylde Soul Photography has captured it all.

A self-taught photographer, Miriam looks for the story to tell with her images: “For me, a camera presents a new way of looking at life in general. Try a different angle, try a different lens and you have a new set of eyes or way of looking at the same thing.”

Miriam began shooting in her early twenties with a Canon AE-1, working mostly with black and white film. Life separated her from photography until 2009, whereupon her return she was introduced to digital photography and the use of Lightroom and Photoshop. She continues to shoot with Canon and says she draws her inspiration from color, emotion, and texture.

“I love nature, I don’t think there is a day spent there that is a waste– you always learn something or see something just a little different…I am somewhat opportunistic. I see things that catch my eye for whatever reason, evokes an emotion, tells a story, grabs me in some way and spend time with it composing various captures.” 

Miriam says her love affair with photography continues to grow. “Every day I learn something new and the entire journey for me is to live and capture whatever ‘that’ moment is with my camera.”

For more information on Miriam and Wylde Soul Photography, visit www.wyldesoulphotography.com.