18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Paloma & the Birds I

My name, Paloma, means dove in Spanish. It is a name that I chose for myself. Finding it was a spiritual experience. I've been an animal photographer for over a decade. In this series of self-portraits, I seek to explore the emotional bond between humans and animals. I shot this at home during the lockdown as means to continue feeding my creative spark.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: X-T1
Copyright: © Paloma Sham