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Photography offered me everything I always wanted - a way to record the results of my innate curiosity, the opportunity to do so in a creative way, and the freedom to move from one place to another.
As a full-time photographer for over 20 years, my love of photography has pushed me forward through the tough times as well as the absolutely amazing times. I have captured the quietness Mother Nature gives us to the amazing faces of man and beast.
Without a creative outlet, I am not sure I could exist with such gratitude and grace. Being creative affords me hours of quiet contemplation, allows me to absorb the beauty around me even when there seems to be very little of it and feeds my soul. Sharing my resulting images and knowledge is my way of hoping to bring those same feelings to those who view them.
In 2001, my experience traveling alone in an RV for three and a half years photographing the people of America and the work they do helped me to realize that fear can be very binding. Pushing through that was a constant eye opening experience. And because I went from being shy and timid to a photographer full of confidence and love, I knew I needed to share that with other people.
After publishing my book, Working in the USA, I began focusing on my fine art photography and conducting workshops. Being a full-time photographic artist and instructor, I get to do what I love every day.