13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Honorable Mention, Peninsula People


"Man and Woman's Faces"
By Kija Lucas

About Kija Lucas

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Kija Lucas, 25, took this shot because her friends needed a photo for their wedding invitation. Since the wedding was going to be at the Los Altos History Museum, the three friends met there and Lucas took a plethora of scenic shots with the museum as the backdrop.But there was a brief moment when the engaged couple forgot about the task at-hand.

"They just stopped paying attention for a second, and those are always the best shots," Lucas said.

Lucas started photography six years ago, when her father died and she inherited his camera. Since she wanted to learn to use it, she enrolled in Introduction to Photography at Foothill College. Lucas started shooting in color but moved into black-and-white when she learned how to develop her work.

Lucas, who is planning to transfer to San Francisco's Institute of Photography, believes that to get memorable close-ups, "you just have to pay really close attention to what's going on."

--Avital Binshtock

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