BIO: 

Centa Schumacher is a fine art photographer based in San Francisco, California. She crafts specialty lenses that explore the transformation of light and the self. She received her BFA in Photography from San Jose State University, and her MFA from San Francisco State University.

Artist Statement: 
Inspired by occult groups, Schumacher looks into the unknown using the help of symbolic tools. In the place of a ritual knife or sacred cup, Schumacher has modified the lenses of her camera, fitting them with a crystal selected for its mystical properties. The light that passes through these sacred objects becomes abstracted into otherworldly videos and photographs.