For as long as I can remember, photography has played a meaningful role in my life. When I was a young girl my sisters and I would sit for my Dad while he arranged our dresses, combed our hair, and tilted our heads “just so” in order to get the perfect picture. Later, he would develop the photos in his own darkroom, and sometimes I was able to accompany him. I was fascinated by the strange light and the strong chemical smells. I loved to watch the paper turn into pictures as it floated in the trays of developing fluid.
On my 5th birthday my parents gave me my first camera (a Kodak Instamatic) and a box of four flash cubes. Right away my Dad ran with me across the street so I could take a picture of our house. It was my first picture with my very own camera! Over the years I have consistently upgraded my camera and equipment, and currently I shoot with a Nikon D70.
More recently my brother, Jack, has been an inspiration by sharing in discussions of various cameras and equipment, exchanging photos with me, and by being the first person to buy one of my pieces. He reminds me to stay focused on my passion.
My husband, Rufus, is my greatest supporter and always, always encourages me to pursue my goals. He’s also a lot of fun on photo shoots!