I received my first camera when I was 10 – a Kodak Instamatic – and immediately started seeing the world differently. For most of my life, even through gradually better equipment, I was happy taking “pictures” of things that made me happy, so that I could make other people happy when they looked at them. Mostly I took photos while traveling, of which I did a lot. Then one day, I remember being struck but the beauty of the light as it fell upon something, illuminating it in a way that transformed it from common to breathtaking.
And that was when I started taking photographs – images which involved thought and deliberation, and not just being there with a box that had a push-button.
I am the daughter of a well-known sculptor, so art has always been in my life; my images began incorporating the richness of textures, colors, and shadows seen in the works of classic masters. I am also a child of the theater, having spent over 30 years performing, writing, and directing. It is the latter to which I attribute my skill at communicating with such a wide range of individuals. It has also informed my lighting and color aesthetics.
I am grateful for the deliberation which photography has caused me to develop when looking at something, anything. They say that God is in the details. I think the same applies to great photography.