Level Pleasant Seaside, NJ — Position Nice Seashore native Cate Cucci travels virtually each and every weekend to art and crafts shows, bringing appreciative prospective buyers the hand-framed shots of the seaside she loves, by no means enhancing or altering them.

Her business enterprise is termed Beachgirl Shots. Cucci’s unaltered seashore and character shots are impressed by the hometown she claims is overlooked amongst Jersey Shore towns. All she has to do, she stated, is wander around Position Enjoyable Seaside and the images are ready.

“What is actually most crucial to me is that they are thoroughly unedited and unfiltered. I do not believe in that. I imagine mom mother nature is lovely and doesn’t have to have to look fake. I are not able to make it a lot more beautiful,” she claimed.

“Men and women thank me for not enhancing photos,” Cucci claimed. She extra, “No a single at any time explained, ‘That sky should really be a lot more purple.'”

Persons at art exhibits inform her she has a good eye. Cucci clarifies she is not a specialist. “I have by no means taken a pictures class. This is my passion, not my career.”

The crash inlet image above is one of her favorites. “The sky was really that grey, and it tends to make the white glimpse like it is glowing.”

She said her desire in taking seashore and mother nature photos commenced soon after Hurricane Sandy when she photographed the aftermath of the storm.

Cucci started off promoting her pics by itself but identified there was a large amount additional fascination in framed photos. Her father is a carpenter and created the first frames. She began doing it on her have, with help from her dad and her spouse. “The observed continue to makes me sort of anxious,” she mentioned.

She does her own wood-burning, portray, and crafting of the frames and customizes the frames for the topics in the photographs.

Cucci can be located at art and craft reveals all more than New Jersey, and she’s expanding to displays in Pennsylvania this calendar year. She will be in New Hope, Pennsylvania in September and hopes to be at a present in Pittsburgh in Oct. Cucci will also be displaying her work at Seafood Pageant in Atlantic Town in June.

The topics in Beachgirl pictures are primarily from about Issue Enjoyable Beach front, but Cucci mentioned she also enjoys using shots of previous barns and other outside landscapes. “I took some photos in upstate New York. I like the wood in the old barns,” she explained.

She’s genuinely occupied with exhibits, but said perhaps by the end of the year she’ll go on Etsy.

“They inform me I have an eye. I just want to just take a photograph and go residence.”

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