Nancy Yachnes is a passionate portrait artist and cinematographer. She designed the curriculum for, and taught the inaugural college-level photography class at TTI. She authored the children’s book, The Legend of the Dell River.
Let’s ask Nancy what sparks her passion:
“Growing up, I had a mom and a sister who were the shape of beanpoles. Next to them, I always felt fat and unattractive. The thing is, I look back at pictures from my childhood, and I see that I was a normal size kid, albeit a little chubby. I don’t want kids to have to wait until they grow up to realize their beauty. I want to help everyone celebrate their “beautiful” NOW! This is such a passion for me that I wrote a book about it, The Legend of the Dell River.“
Here I am as an awkward 8-yr-old in a Boutique Fashion Show. Imagine how a little gentle posing could have made me look more flattering…