While I thought I had honed my skills in observation and listening through my careers in nursing, teaching, law and mediation, it was not until I became immersed in art and painting that I deepened my vision and understanding. Then, with an introduction to documentary and street photography, I was hooked and traded my brushes and paints for film and a camera.
At the same time, I have a passion for traveling and immersing myself in cultures and traditions of people around the world. I have learned to be patient and open calling attention to things others often overlook. I am drawn to contrast, the interplay of shadow and light and how it transforms textures, forms and patterns. Editing out the realism of color often highlights details which emphasize the mystery and classic timelessness of black and white photographs.