I have enjoyed a lifelong fascination with photography.
My very first camera was a little Box Brownie, which now can only be found in antique stores. According to my mother, I received my first camera at the age of three and I have never stopped taking pictures ever since.
I grew up in Southern California and all through high school and college I was a Fine Arts major and dabbled in many different mediums such as; painting, water colors, ink drawings, ceramics, stained glass windows and sculpting, all of which enabled me to develop an eye for composition and also helped me tremendously in my career as an Interior Designer. I now reside in Reno, NV at the base of the Sierra Mountains and with the breathtaking beauty of this region of the country, there’s never a shortage of photographic inspiration.
Over the years my camera has been my constant companion. There is just something so magical about being able to capture memories of vacations, outings, events and people, which enables you to relive those experiences over and over again through photography. The camera captures the details that we sometimes overlook in the moment.
Unfortunately, using a 35MM camera was always a very expensive proposition, because of the cost of the film and developing. The advent of digital photography has opened up a whole new world of possibilities and has provided the ability to enhance any image through the assistance of computer software, such as Photoshop Lightroom and Elements.
Being a photographer, you are always in a constant state of evolution as you hone and refine your skills.
Growth is an important part in the creative arts. When you have a love of photography, you truly see the world through different eyes. So many people just walk through life without ever noticing the beauty that surrounds them.
If my photography can bring a little pleasure to the viewer and enable them to see the world through my eyes, then I am truly a successful photographer.