I've been a photographer as far back as I can remember. My first camera was my grandfather's old Zeiss in a worn brown leather case. I recall it had 3 main settings I could understand -- single person, people, and mountains. I also remember it needing to go in for repairs to the shutter after one or two drop (eh hem).
I was often the subject of my father and aunt's photography as they documented travels and a perfectly 1970s early childhood. Think toddler dancing in front of her house and holding a beer can at the Florida beach. As I grew older, I recall my father wandering European streets at night with his tripod and the stories about how maybe that's not such a good idea in front of nervous embassy guards.
Meanwhile I gravitated to the point and shoots -- the new Cannon Sure Shot in some lovely 80s color -- to take photos of beach days, school trips and slumber parties. I stayed with various point and shoots for years always with the anxious awaiting the 1-hour photo shop to deliver joyous prints.
It wasn't until my daughter was born and DSLRs were more common that I dove head first into having more control over what I made. I found a love of natural light and wanted to take images not requiring an on-camera flash. I also had time on my hands and spent plenty of time watching a sweet baby sleep. And the DSLRs had no limit on how many images I wanted to capture that day. (oh and the instant feedback... love the instant feedback).
Fast forward 8 years and my love for photography has expanded to finding beauty in the everyday. Seeing connections between people-- be they playmates or children and parents. Finding gorgeous light or delicate nature even in an otherwise harsh environment.
This site is how I make my art tangible. How I share this hobby with friends, family, photographers and sometimes perfect strangers. I hope you enjoy viewing my creations.
I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.