have been taking photographs since childhood when I toted my Kodak
Instamatic everywhere, gradually evolving from an avid shutterbug
who sought to make a simple record to a more thoughtful photographer
concerned equally with aesthetics and technique. With training in
investigative journalism and conference interpretation, after a 20-year
career as a technical translator converting documents from French,
Spanish and Portuguese into English, I became enamored with the language
of light and switched from writing with words to writing with light.
abiding love for animals and their welfare has had a major impact on
my life and direction in photography. Because I find interacting with
animals and understanding their behavior so fascinating, pet photography
is a natural outlet for my skills and interests. My own family includes
numerous and often-photographed four-legged creatures who were once
passionate about black-and-white and color photography, I also enjoy
experimenting with alternative processes. In addition, I have found
giving classes and workshops to others on the photographic journey to
be enormously rewarding. For several years I was an instructor in the professional program at the Washington School of Photography in Bethesda, MD., from where I am currently on leave, but continue to lead photo workshops through the Washington photo safaris. My work has been exhibited locally and internationally
and I work for private clients on a commission basis. All inquiries
are welcome. One of the aspects of photography that I find most intriguing is problem-solving. In many ways I see photography a metaphor for life: coming across opportunities and deciding how to best handle them with the resources you have at hand. There are always tradeoffs and always risks.
moment for me was realizing that the camera lens could be used as a
prism through which to distill and preserve visual information.
a keen observer and propelled by lifelong wanderlust, I have explored
the physical and cultural landscapes on five continents. For me, photography
is a way of celebrating both the commonalities and diversities in the
tapestry of the natural and man-made worlds. I relish preserving fleeting
moments, making the banal memorable, creating something that brings
pleasure to others, and letting the language of light speak for itself.