Kyle Sydney Powell

Kyle Sydney Powell grew up in a family of artists and has been taking photographs since high school. At 16 she even converted her bathroom into a darkroom with the enlarger on a roll out shelf over the toilet. She has a BA in studio art from the University of Puget Sound, and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. Kyle is a photographer, illustrator, web designer, and art teacher by trade.

Currently most of this website is based on Kyle's photo project, you are loved. This project came about 5 years ago when during a particularly rough time Kyle decided to send out the love she was seeking. She took a photograph of a heart everyday and then texted or emailed it out with the date, time, and are loved. Some of the hearts are made, some are found. Some come easily, some not. They come about in the workings and wanderings of her day and are not planned out, but seized in the moment.

There is no time like right now, in this moment to feel the love you are surrounded by, to accept it, and to share it.

ALL images are available for purchase.

Please see Kyle's WORK PORTFOLIO for more images, illustrations, and design. Please visit Kyle's additional website,, to see the book she illustrated and published in 2014.