I received my first camera when I was seven and that was the beginning of my enduring interest in photography. As a musician, I enjoy the elements, exploration and creativity that photography and music have in common. I have been a member of CoPA since 2012. My continuing education in photography have included classes from the National Geographic Traveler Photos Seminars with photographers Nevada Weir, Eddie Soloway and Michael Melford. In 2011, I participated in a photography tour of Sitka, Alaska. The presentation “The Art of Composition” led by Seattle photographer Art Wolfe was a highlight of my enrichment studies for 2012.
Two of my images are featured in the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center’s 2013 calendar Sky Hunters: Birds of Prey. My image Rain on the Pane was selected for a 2012 juried show sponsored by the Coalition of Photographic Arts that was exhibited at the Walker Point Center for the Arts.
I have been a member of CoPA since January, 2012
My images reflect scenes from travels that have stirred an emotional or inquisitive response in me. Through my photographs I am able to revisit and reflect upon my experiences, leading to more knowledge of an area or culture. I am particularly drawn to people and places in which the urban or natural settings are different from my Milwaukee surroundings. As I share my photos, I find that they are a catalyst to intriguing conversations that bring about a better understanding of others and myself.