Terra Fondriest is a self taught photographer who calls the wooded hills of the Arkansas Ozarks, home. She became a mother 5+ years ago and her life long interest in photography became more than that.
Terra grew up in the hustle and bustle of the Chicago 'burbs. She went on to the University of Illinois for Natural Resource studies, then traveled the country for several years working on an elite wildland firefighting 'Hotshot' crew. After several more life adventures, she settled down with her husband near the Buffalo River in the Arkansas Ozarks.
With the birth of her first child coming, Terra finally said goodbye to her dad's old Canon ae-1 film camera that she had grown so fond of, and purchased a DSLR Canon. After several years of practice and study, her passion for photographing her family's relationship between each other and our natural world has grown into a quest for her artistic voice and a project that's dear to her heart.
She now enjoys capturing her family's story as time passes on.