I have been shooting images since I received my first Brownie camera at age 11. Taking snap shots of friends soon laid the foundation for architectural photography, which was part of the Architectural Interior Design curriculum I studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. During this time I used a medium format 2 ¼ Minolta twin lens reflex film camera, developed the film, and printed black and white prints.
After graduating from Pratt with a BFA degree, I practiced design in New York City for a number of years. I also made several trips to Europe where I started to shoot film and slides to capture Travel and Landscape images with my 35mm Pentax SLR and Minolta twin lens.
After several years in NYC, I moved West to study Instructional Technology and multimedia in graduate school. Graduation soon led to work in video……. writing, shooting and editing instructional training videos for the Army, the Navy, and later, multimedia technology and management programs for the Corporate world.
In 2004 I went digital using cropped sensor and full frame DSLRs with a range of lens, and postprocessed images with Photoshop and Lightroom.
As a Photographer, I believe it is important to consciously select visually interesting subject matter with appealing compositional elements, shoot at the best time of day to portray the image, use the best technical parameters to capture the image, and tell the subject’s story, capture the subject’s essence, all while demonstrating a personal visual style or signature that sets your work apart from the work of others.
I have been accepted into juried shows throughout the SF Bay Area and exhibited and sold my prints in local galleries and establishments. In addition to my exhibits, my images have been selected and published in the Photographer’s Forum, a magazine for the emerging professional, the Best of Photography 2014 and 2017, and the IPA International Photography Awards 2015, & 2020.
In addition to my fine art photography, I shoot weddings and events with my photographer/musician husband, and I judge photography competitions and exhibits. I acknowledge that evaluating and judging photography and art is subjective, yet I believe there are certain universal aesthetic principles and guidelines, which apply to all artwork.