After picking up her Dad’s camera at a young age, photography became Rachael Short's passion to this day. In 2000 this 5th generation Carmel, California native moved to Santa Barbara to study photography at the renowned Brooks Institute of Photography.
Over the following decade Rachael established a thriving wedding photography and portraiture business. In addition, with an artist colleague she launched EXPOSED a Gallery of Photography in the heart of Carmel in 2009. Her formal shooting pursuits ended abruptly in 2010 when her neck broke in a car accident, leaving her a quadriplegic.
Rachael now divides her time between physical therapy and capturing images with her iPhone. Photographs of nature, people and places allow her to explore the relationship between light and shadow—images she transforms into platinum prints from digital negatives with help from her friends. Rachael continues to re-define herself as a photographer as she overcomes the challenges of her disability and looks upon the world with a new eye.