I'm a novice photographer who is finding myself drawn to the storytelling potential in portraiture. It seems to be a natural evolution of my career in speechwriting...which has depended upon my ability to dig deep into my clients' minds and hearts to create content that moves audiences...and my over 25 years as a quilt maker, in which I've used fabric to tell stories. A hand injury has made it more difficult for me to be at the computer and sewing machine the way I used to, so I've turned to the camera now to gather and share stories. The streets of the world are teeming with them! With patience, an open heart and evolving technical skills I hope to use my photos to create sparks of recognition and empathy which I believe are more desperately needed now than ever.