I started my career in the art world at seven years old. I entered a contest and won an Alexander doll and art classes. This was the beginning and rest of my life. In 1983, I was hired as a stringer for the New York Times and later as an assistant for a National Geographic photographer. As time went on, I worked on photography assignments for various national and international publications including Time, Newsweek, American West, Audubon, Sierra, and numerous others. More recently, I've turned to the fine art photography world where I've been in gallery shows and featured in several photographic publications.
For me, the photographic arts are not about taking the image, but more about the connections I've made. I've never been a hit and run kind of shooter. Landscapes require walking, seeing, and waiting for the right light. People are a different story. And I want to know their story. I've been lucky enough to be invited to weddings in Rajasthan by women in the street pulling me along for the festivities. That's when I put my equipment down and start dancing and singing. It's the adventure that increases my adrenaline. Each journey provides a new story that adds to my life.
The years of creating have saved me from the raw edges of day to day living. I plan to keep creating in all mediums, including mixed media. It's my form of expression, surpassing my verbal skills. If in the process, I convey a sense of mood or tell a story, then I've achieved my wildest dreams.
Today, I give workshops on various techniques in iPhone compositing and photoshop enhancement of your images. Check the website for more details.