When I was 15 I picked up my dad's Minolta and took a class. I started to see the world in a brave new way, through a viewfinder and in black and white. It changed my life. . . . Gave me self-esteem. Gave me something to do with all my waking hours. Gave me a college major. Gave me something I was good at. . . .
I let photography go for a while so I could teach school and start my family. I took a lot of snapshots of the family - but they were good snapshots, mind you. . . . Every now and then we'd go somewhere and I'd take some "real" photographs, which felt good.
I love to take pictures! I love to take pictures that transform an item into something more that what it is. I love to take pictures that make the viewer fall in love with what they are looking at.
Here are a few of my favorite pictures that I've taken over the past few years. . . . I hope you like them.