Maundy Mitchell is an internationally acclaimed portrait photographer and Associate Level Photographer with The Portrait Masters International. She runs her portrait studio, Maundy Mitchell Photography, in Plymouth, NH. Her photos have been published in magazines, on billboards, and online nationally and internationally. She is a member of the Professional Photographer’s Association of America, the National Association of Professional Child Photographers, the Magic Hour Foundation Photographer Network, and the Women’s Caucus for Art in New Hampshire. She holds a trademark on the phrase, “People are beautiful”, which is her core belief as a photographer.
Henry David Thoreau wrote: “Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?”
Through my work, I ask the viewer for empathy toward the subject. The invitation to look closer is key to a successful portrait. This can be done with expression, body language, composition, and lighting, among other things. A closer look creates empathy, and empathy brings people together.
Most people do not have a portrait of themselves that they love. My purpose as an artist is to provide that to them. I believe that every single person is beautiful, and I want to show them.