My Passion is Capturing Your Passion
Taking pictures, even “good” pictures – the physical act of pointing a camera in the right direction, turning the right dials, and pushing the right buttons – is not rocket science. Complex, yes, but mastering the mechanics is far from inconceivable (sorry, Inigo!)
Photography – however – has little to do with a camera, and everything to do with purpose, passion and people. My photos are perhaps not always “technical perfection,” but they always strive to capture the heart of what I’m shooting, whether that is the pride of challenge met, the joy of a race won, the anguish of a missed chance, the awe of a mother for her child, the promise of a ring, or the breathtaking beauty of Mother Nature.
I think Annie Leibovitz said it best: “A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.”
As far as the “About Us” thing goes, I guess I am supposed to be all professional and talk about my credentials and my expertise and such, but I’ll tack on a few links to my “business” websites below, and you can read all that boring stuff at your leisure. On the less professional side, I am an inveterate Gypsy, a life-long biker chick (as opposed to a biker babe…I actually ride, not just hang onto the back), and an awesome dashboard drummer.
I am a photographer by nature, a journalist by choice, a graphic designer and art director by profession, and a wanna-be novelist.
I’m happiest when I’m on the road, and my greatest pleasure is living on the edge, whether that is leaning against the speaker at the edge of the stage, shooting the magicians who bring music to life, or at the edge of the racecourse, hip-deep in the water, watching the fire in the eyes of the racer barreling toward me, leaning into that sweep as he rounds the final buoy. I feed off the energy of those I capture, I suppose its a bit of psychic vampirism, but I do my best to return the favor with the memories that I capture.
On a more practical side, I currently am the official photographer for the Pro Watercross Tour, a freelance photographer for Pro Rider Magazine and The Watercross Journal, and fortunate, blessed, and humbled photographer for some of the most amazing racers, and best people, in the world. I also work as a Public Relations liaison for Pro Watercross, writing press releases and working with promoters, venue reps, and media outlets. Outside of the PWX world, my “day job,” fortunately, allows me to work remotely, and I spend much of my time at the computer designing newspapers and magazines, laying out pages, creating display ads, reporting and writing content, and editing submitted content…. and while it is a demanding and sometimes stressful business to run, there are often times where my “office” is a campsite in a remote and beautiful redwood forest, or a a chair on a sandy beach, or at a picnic table at the base of a stunning waterfall (of course, there are also times where my office is the back of the minivan at midnight parked on the side of the road when a client’s “deadline emergency” involves a complete change of the front page layout, and the pages hit the press in 20 minutes.)
For a little more standard and professional look at “about me” visit:
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