My hobby is fine-art photography. Since retiring from full time work, I spend many hours roaming around New York City with camera in hand, observing and capturing life. My favorite topics are architectural details and the fascinating people I see.
Many of these people are in my BackStories series. The explanation about the series in general and about the Women of a Certain Age photographs is as follows:
In literature, a backstory provides clues to character. The photos in this series are of women of a certain age who caught my eye in the passing crowd on the streets of Manhattan. You can tell so much about them from the shapes of their retreating figures. We see that each has a unique stance, a style, a way of walking, and a way of dressing. Who are they? These Backstories challenge our imaginations to discern – or invent – a story about the person, one that represents at least a single moment in time.
I won an award for the photo Out for a Stroll in the Black and White 2017 single image contest. Other images from BackStories earned a Spotlight award in Black and White’s 2018 portfolio contest. And I am honored to have my BackStories: Women of a Certain Age be selected for LensCulture’s Emerging Talent Award.
I spend winters in Florida and enjoy photographing nature, especially flowers and birds. I’ve won several contests with this body of work. For example, my photo of a staghorn fern won best in show at the Mounts Botanical Gardens photo contest in 2016. Over the last few years, some of my bird photos have won awards in Loxhatchee Wildlife Refuge’s photo contests and my landscapes and sunsets have been featured in their calendars. In 2012, I won an award in the All-Florida Juried Photo Contest.