Boise, Idaho ( United States )
Having grown up in a home originally decorated at the height of the psychedelic era, I’ve spent the remainder of my life in recovery. Initially, my rehabilitation involved the exploration of the works of great masters while studying art history at Boise State University. After four years of textbook therapy, I made my way to Europe to behold the classics in person. During a year of hitchhiking from one museum to another, I discovered I was not a budding art historian, but rather a fledgling photographer. Concurrently, I caught a nasty travel bug. On a quest for a cure, my future husband and I obtained English teaching credentials enabling us to live and work in Indonesia, Chile and Taiwan. Throughout our time abroad, I refined my photographic technique until I began to suspect that I’d taught myself all I could. While I was ready to return to school, my husband had not fully recuperated from wanderlust. This led us to graduate studies in Australia at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Today, we’ve returned to southern Idaho, where I am a photographer and educator—and have come to embrace my vividly colorful childhood.
portraits, nature, travel
My parents brought home a black plastic Kodak Instamatic at the tender age of nine. I took pictures of Mount St. Helens shortly after it erupted—then of Balanced Rock in Arches National Park in Utah that summer.
personalities, meaningful objects, inspiring locations and intriguing ideas
digital and film cameras, film and flatbed scanners, digital imaging software, inkjet printers
Work to get the shot that says what one wishes to say.