After a discouraging critique by my photography professor while I was in art school many, many years ago, I quietly put my first 35mm camera down, believing that I would never take photographs again. It wasn't until the digital age when my techie instincts took over that I fell in love with taking pictures again. A former weaver, jewelry-maker, paper-maker, book artist, and now, part-time graphic designer, I am delighted by color, texture, form, calligraphy and the serendipitous juxtaposition of those elements and the visual treats they present.
My inspiration comes mostly from travels here and there. When I am in a visually rich country such as Mexico, you will often find me taking close-up photographs of colorful walls, gritty sidewalks, graffiti, and mundane details of daily life. I feel like an archaeologist gathering treasures...and when I lay them out before me I have a sense of the place I have been.
Lately I have been exploring local themes and black and white imagery - a contrasting and equally exciting photographic adventure with a more modern twist, which provides me with a similar way of seeing through form, line and texture. What excites me most is the quirky nature of the urban landscape and opportunities to look for details easily overlooked - seeing the unseen, the spaces in between, the emerging patterns and visual surprises that present themselves in an urban environment.