I started photographing nature as my entrée into the art world. Later, I decidedly coupled my interest in both un-peopled nature and color fine art photography by venturing into a unique direction of photographing nature as art.
I’ve been taking photos since childhood, then continued my interest in the arts by taking additional university design courses, and a little over 5 years, just started taking photography much more seriously by developing and improving my skills as an emerging photographer. Photography is my preferred primary profession and I am continuously honing my abilities to move in this direction as an artist.
I love that photography is an integral part of the artistic process of designing. You can’t just wave a magic wand and here is the photo. You have to cultivate openness and interpretation. An openness to being mindful and learning how to see clearly and communicating what you’ve seen effectively so that others may see the same with their own interpretation. As a craft, it’s almost evolutionary. I was lucky to have seen this photographic evolutionary development from literally the process of developing film to this new digital age.
1999 B.A. in History & Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2000 Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, Rhode Island - Continuing Education Graphic Design Courses
2014 Visible Iceland , Hillyer Art Space, Washington, D.C. Curated and displayed artwork as part of a group Icelandic photography exhibition
2013 Juried Landscape Show, Tellus 360, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Group photography exhibit sponsored by the Honfleur Gallery at law firm Womble, Carlyle, & Sandridge, Washington, D.C.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESS
2014 Mark Jenkins, In the Galleries: Visible Iceland, The Washington Post, November “Visible Iceland” Photography
Exhibit Coming to Washington, D.C., Iceland Naturally, October 2014
Aftermath: A Wintry Walk Along the C&O , Published, photographed, color photography book. Sold at Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, D.C. Buyer: Shane Cagney and the Audubon Sanctuary Bookstore, Chevy Chase, MD, Buyer Matt Mathias; retail value: $12.95
2014 Hillyer Art Space, Culture Blast Panel Discussion along with the Embassy of Ice land’s Deputy Chief of Mission, and Anna Smith, Director of Cultural Exchange at International Arts & Artists. Addressed the topic “How Does Art Contribute to Cross-Cultural Understanding?”
2012 REI Rockville Store, MD, Feb. 2012 , Presented The Joys of Winter Nature Photography