Forever thankful for my 12th Christmas.
Thank was the year Santa brought me a camera. A real camera. A Pentax K-1000.
Film. My first love. This is where my photo story begins.
Always with camera in hand from the beginning it seems. Looking through the lens was like seeing the page of a storybook. There were stories everywhere I looked.
I fell in love early with black and white prints. So my adventure began. In my 20's I discovered the old art of hand-tinting black and white prints. For the next 20+ years that was my art. Large scale portraits colored by hand with oil paints. A dreamy medium. I was smitten.
Years rolled by, babies came and the beautiful old art of hand-tinting was passing. New ways of storytelling began. Metalsmithing and oil painting. But always my first love, photography was close by.
I love a good story. I love telling yours through my photography.