A photograph is visual emotion, running the gamut from stark images of horror—to ‘snapshots in time’ commemorating special moments—to pieces that draw you into their world as if they were magnetized. These are the photographs that evoke a gasp, a “WOW!” or an “awwwww.”
I consider myself a visual historian. Whether taking photographs of you and your horse, an old barn, or a misty sunrise, I am preserving history. Not just for you, or that barn, or that sunrise - but for the memories each regenerates in others. Seeing (or hearing about) their reactions as they relive an experience or emotion—whether remembered or vicarious—makes my spirit sing.
I research and provide background information if such is appropriate for a photograph. This isn't necessary, but as a teacher and lover of culture and history, I feel it adds interest.
My education has been experimental, refined by workshops with several world-renowned photographers. Learning is ongoing—always tempting me to delve into deeper corners, to stretch for another star, to seek a wider comfort zone. I have used the camera as an integral part of teaching riding and self-critique—the left-brain part—and for the pure pleasure of focusing on odd bits and pieces of the world around me—the right-brain part.
My photographs have received international awards.
•‘First Kiss’: third place, The Equine Image international photography competition, Craig, Colorado
•‘One More Dead Balloon’: awarded Merit, Professional Photographers Association International Print Competition
•‘Dusty Morning Pedicure’: first place in Open Division, Syracuse Invitational Equine Art Competition.
I invite you to look through the lens with me – and I hope you enjoy what you see.
Practicing Levade - The Equine Artists Group, Canon 5D, and Women Photographers
One More Dead Balloon - Canon 5D
The Price of Freedom - Places You Visited
Raging Sunset - Sun Rays & Light
Match 'em Up - Newbies 2014
I Can't Find My Other Shoe - Canon 5D
Different Realities - Canon 5D
Catching Rays - Newbies 2014
Whirling with Leaves - Newbies 2014
It's Raining Leaves - Canon 5D
Doing the Watusi - Canon 5D
Silo House with a View - Old & Used and Barn Lovers
Let's Take It from the Top - Canon 5D
Can You See Me? - Road to Self-Promotion, Women Photographers, and Places You Visited
Culinary Institute of America at Greystone - Canon 5D
Sew What - Women Photographers and Old & Used
Shades of Grey - Road to Self-Promotion
Brass in Grass - Women Photographers
Sgt. Reckless - Women Photographers and Canon 5D
Culloden Loyalists - Women Photographers, Versatile Photography, and Canon 5D
Virginia Sunrise - Women Photographers
I'm Not What I Used to Be - Old & Used and Canon 5D
Here's Looking at You - Canon 5D
In the Distance - Women Photographers and Equine Artists
EEK! Whazzat? - All About Horses