Caroyl La Barge is originally from Upstate New York.
She was introduced to photography by her father who was an amateur photographer. La Barge went to SUNY Plattsburgh and Empire State College where she apprenticed to Fashion Photographers Barry Lategan, Anthony Barboza and Robert Farber in NYC. She worked in the fashion industry for Elite and IMG modeling agencies and then studied photography at the International Center of Photography in NYC.
The images that Caroyl aspires to capture are the result of time spent in an environment overlooked by most. She seeks and finds unique beauty in the mundane, working on an intimate level with everyday objects that most take for granted. When capturing these images Caroyl is immersed in the saturated color and shape of the subject. The joy that each unique experience brings her is translated to the film and then directly onto film, without any cropping or computer manipulation.
Caroyl has found a way to 'paint' images with light and color. Using depth of field and juxtaposition of objects, she sculpts the image into a finished composition. She describes her objective as 'to take these subjects (floral and man-made objects) and use them to create images that are painterly yet photographic in the use of captured light'.