I’ve always loved photography. I bought my first camera a Kodak pocket instamatic, as a kid when our hometown flooded. My first 35 mm was the Nikon 6006. This was the beginning of the photography bug. But I had no idea the gift of a Nikkor 105 mm macro lens thirteen years ago from my husband would become so important.
A gift that helped me discover a passion and purpose in life. What started as a way of surviving the death of my husband 12 years ago has now become a passion so strong, I can’t imagine life without it. My images are from the heart. I’m an emotional shooter. It’s the feeling I get when I’m shooting and the love that I connect to. The pain allowed me to tap into something so personal that I hesitated to share my images in the beginning. When I did what I heard people say stunned me. What I didn’t realize was, others were connecting to the peace I was seeking. The soft fluid lines, the blending of colors and the tiniest focal point gave them and me a sense of comfort, simplicity and peace. A place to take in the beauty without needing anything else and a place to escape from reality.
This has been quite a journey and I foresee no end. I’ve branched out. I am teaching and love to ignite that spark of creativity. Photography is such a wonderful tool, it has a way of helping you work through life. One click at a time, each taking you to a place of adventure, if you allow it. The adventure does not have to be an iconic destination, it can simply be in your backyard.
I hope when you view my images you feel that same sense of peace I do. I invite you to see what I see through the lens