My love affair with the camera started in high school with a borrowed Rolliflex twin lens reflex. Creating high school memories (goofy stuff with friends) and getting 'published' in my high school year book got me hooked. Capturing fun family moments and recording special events ignited a passion that still persists...
With the passing of years, I still think of myself as a “daily life” photographer and specialize in calling attention to the ordinary through my lens. Whether it is my garden, doggies, those I love or the local places I like to hang out…capturing special moments inspires me and brings me joy!
What I most love about creating photographs
- Breaking the rules…for the first part of my life, I worked on mastering the rules … The second half I enjoy seeing what happens when breaking them rules…so much more fun and creative with ah-hah outcomes!
- The ritual of getting ready to shoot… Researching and planning what I'm going to shoot, packing my gear, cleaning it…to the click of the shutter releasing and of course 'chimping' away
- The moment of capture, the stopping of time, savoring a moment, recording that special moment
If you're an earlier riser, you might find me in the Marin Headlands well before the sun comes up, waiting for the sunrise, shooting Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. On full moons, you might find me somewhere off of Skyline Boulevard. In-between times, you can find me just about anywhere with my back pack, camera, and a few granola bars…creating images…
"I make one image - though 'make' is not the right word; I let, perhaps, an image be 'made' emotionally in me and then apply to it what intellectual & critical forces I possess - let it breed another, let that image contradict the first, make, of the third image bred out of the other two together, a fourth contracdictory image, and let them all, within my imposed formal limits, conflict.
- Playing in the digital darkroom - creating different moods and effects.
Sheltie Romp 2016!
NorCal Sheltie Picnic 2016
Open All Photographs
San Francisco Bay Area
Friends - Furry 'n Fuzzy 'n Feathery Fauna
Sonoma Coast 2014
Eastern Sierra - Owens Valley Autumn
My "Red" Album - Utah's Grand Circle