About the Photographer
Carrie Meyer has had an interest in cameras and photography from a very young age, when her parents allowed her to first experiment with several of their cameras. She fondly remembers her first Kodak Instamatic, and the variety of fun shots she was able to capture with it.
She began to more seriously pursue her photography in 2006, at the suggestion of several friends who were also photographers, who recognized her eye and her ability to capture images of both clarity and beauty. In 2010, opened Insomniac Studios.
She is the owner of Insomniac Studios and The Dancers Eye – Fine Art Bellydance Photography. She is proficient with film and digital cameras, but her recent preference is digital media.
Carrie has a wide range of varied photographic interests and preferred subjects-- including portraiture, nature macro photography, animals, architecture, and live performance photography. Her theater background and her love of music and the arts have inspired much of her performance photography. She has photographed many local and regional musicians, dancers, and fire performers.
Regardless of her photographic subject matter, all Carrie’s work shares certain commonalities. The clarity of the images represented, thoughtful composition, and the meaning of the moments in time that she captures characterize her work. The foundation of her work builds out from the strength and power of the basic images, and the personality, of her subjects.
Carrie’s photos have been featured on the covers and in the pages of nationally published bellydance magazines, Jareeda, Zagreet, Shimmy and Fuse. She has displayed a variety of her work in several local metro-area businesses, and in many juried art shows in St. Louis, including shows at the Mad Art Gallery, Koken Art Factory and Soulard Art Market. She was also a St. Louis RAW artist in 2013.