About Susan Bein

I was an art kid who began photographing as a teen because I couldn’t paint or draw what I could see in my mind’s eye. I took classes from many of the photo giants of the time; Ansel Adams, Minor White, Aaron Siskind, and Paul Caponigro. I used black and white film and large format cameras.

After majoring in photography in college and teaching it, I set aside my cameras, eventually becoming a graphic designer and teacher. The eyes were still at work, but in a different medium.

When digital cameras came out, their immediacy re-awakened my photographic impulses, and when iPhones came out, I fell in love with them as a creative tool.

I photograph a wide variety of subjects, but find people and animals the most compelling.

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