These are words that Janet Holmes’s family and friends never expected to hear her say. After growing up too close to the outdoors in British Columbia, she fled to cities and pursued a career inside as a lawyer for many years.
Then a few years ago, she found time to volunteer with animal rescue groups. Fortuitously, she picked up a DSLR at the same time and decided to learn how to use it. Naturally, she pointed her lens at animals … and was captivated. She completed the International Center of Photography’s CE Track Program in 2015, and now devotes much of her spare time to portraiture of rescued animals.