Courtney Chavanell (b. 1984) is a multidisciplinary artist and photographer from Austin, Texas, based in Los Angeles, CA.
She received a BFA in Studio Art & Photography from the University of Texas, at Austin.
Courtney is an international traveller, independent contractor, no-filter thinker, and reliable maker.
“The photographs presented provide a general overview of the diversity of my experience, and to showcase examples of commissions that have felt the most fulfilling.
My work is a representation of my identity within a community of artists, as an individual within a collective. I make effort to cultivate genuine intimacy - to reflect the sincerity of the value I place on interpersonal relationships, how I view others, and how they would like to be seen.
My general interests are rooted in psychology, observation, intuition, and anthropology. I am specifically impressed by vulnerability and honesty. I make portraits because it's something that brings me joy. I tend to find myself photographing musicians & artists quite simply because of my deep love of music & art, and the comfort I feel around others that have courageously pursued unconventional professions that have chosen them.”
SELECTED CLIENTS & PUBLICATIONS:
The New York Times
Light in the Attic
End Sounds Records
Blue Horizon Records