Thank you for viewing my website dedicated to modern landscape photography. My photography is shaped by my background in painting and the visual arts. My landscapes blend the artistic touches of both classical painting and landscaping photography with a modern feel. When I photograph I seek to capture the natural, raw beauty of the scene and create original compositions that fill a wall and bring the viewer into the moment or place. I process and frame with an eye toward having my images displayed in a more modern format.
I gravitate mostly toward winter scenes shot in extremely cold climates. Shooting in cold weather brings different challenges, and even with careful planning, you still cannot control Mother Nature. Before I can process and post a beautiful image there are a multitude of obstacles to overcome, ranging from extremely cold temperatures, storms, dangerous terrain, punishing altitudes, frost bite, wild animals, malfunctioning gear, frozen tripods, and wet clothes.
These challenges have been worth it, and some of my most beautiful images come with an awesome story. My passion for shooting in very cold conditions is an addiction and I am always carefully planning my next shoot. There are many more of these extreme destinations on my bucket list, and I know that the next location will benefit from new technology and techniques. Staying in front of rapidly changing technology, with new gear, cameras, lenses, and post-processing education, allows me to grow as an artist and capture scenes like no one else.
There are many great landscape photographers but very few of them are females. The woman’s eye in rough terrain brings a different perspective, and my hope is that we can extend this amazing art form to more women.
Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have regarding my photography. I teach in the field and believe in sharing knowledge to advance the art of landscape photography. My teaching embraces principles of conservation and respect for the environment I explore. I believe in the "leave no trace" concept, which I actively promote and practice.
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