“A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is thereby a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.”
I’ve always loved photography and remember taking creative photographs of my friends and family with my Brownie camera when I was growing up. After I graduated from college and started working as a school librarian, I purchased my first SLR camera in 1972 -- a Minolta SRT 101. I quickly mastered exposure, f-stops, and shutter speed and started exploring the world anew through my lens.
When I became involved with horses and dressage, my photography took a hiatus until I purchased my first digital SLR in 2005. My love for photography was re-ignited, and I started “seeing” again, renewing my eye for light, angles, and composition. I currently shoot with a Canon 7D or the full-frame Canon 5D Mark II.
For me photography has always been about who I am, what I see, and what I feel. As I evolve as a photographer, I become more interested in making photographs as opposed to taking snapshots. Being hearing impaired, I am an extremely visual person. I attempt to use my visual acuity to avoid cliché images, striving to look at the ordinary in new and unusual ways.
If you fall in love with an image as you browse my galleries, they can be purchased right through my website. If the gallery shopping cart is not activated, this means the images are available only by special order and can be purchased by contacting me directly via email.
“When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.”