We had the good fortune of connecting with Caitlin Fullam and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Caitlin, we’d love to hear more about your end-goal, professionally.
This is hard to answer because my goals always change as life unfolds. However right now, I love the idea of stepping away from the digital world and building up my art’s existence in physical form, whether that be hanging in homes, in galleries, or murals. I often imagine my life post-Instagram and envision using my hands more to paint, package prints, or shoot meaningful photos rather than spending as much time as I do now working on my laptop or phone. It’s a dream, but I think over time I’ll get there!
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Like most people in the creative field, I wear a lot of hats. One version of me is a photographer that works with travel and outdoor brands to create playful, compelling lifestyle imagery. I’m also a self portrait artist and sell fine art photography prints of my somewhat surreal ‘dreamscapes’. Then again I also paint most days which I absolutely love and hope to do more of. I find that across all of my work there is a common theme, a cohesive combination of color-play, dreaminess, and cinematic composition. I think having having multiple creative hustles is going to always be a part of my journey because it keeps things fresh and challenging. The constant evolution I go through as an artist is exciting but inherent in that is uncertainty, risk, and periods of uncomfortable growth and self doubt. So yes there have been many challenges and will always continue to be. To overcome them I try to keep the mindset that this is a lifelong journey, not a destination that I will suddenly arrive at one day. Along those lines, I recently picked up film photography again and have feeling so inspired by the freedom it brings me. I’m excited to continue down this path of self expression and surrealism through both photography and painting as my career progresses.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
To do: Since I’m an outdoorsy person, my first instinct would be to suggest my favorite trails near home in Boulder. Driving up Flagstaff Road and clambering around on the cliffs at Lost Gulch Overlook are a must, especially at sunrise and sunset. Of course I love hiking at Chautauaqua especially on some of the lesser known trails such as Bluebell and Amphitheater. The trails in South Boulder such as Shanahan Ridge are very underrated and less crowded. If you’re up for a little drive, I highly recommend taking a spin up to Loveland Pass at sunrise, but make sure to check road conditions in the winter time before you go. Mt Evans is a drivable 14er with epic views in summertime, and Lake Isabelle is a gorgeous hike for the more adventurous. Camping in Twin Lakes (near Leadville) is my best kept secret about Colorado- shh! To eat: For coffee and bookstore cozy vibes, I love the Trident. I have a soft spot for Spruce on West Pearl for croissants, and Santo has the best breakfast burrito. I’m obsessed with The Taj’s indian food, My Ramen for you know what, and Blue Pan pizza in Denver.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My partner and parents are so unconditionally supportive. With every twist and turn my creative process has taken, they continue to cheer me on.