Capturing Light, Darkness, Life
I’ve always been fascinated by photography. The capturing of a moment. The play of light, darkness. The invitation to look deeper into a thought, an image. I dreamed of being like Ansel Adams, spending time in nature, capturing God’s art as art to share with people.
Somehow, as an artist, those places never evolved in my youth. Perhaps it was the frustration with film cameras and the learning curve I perceived. And my life as a singer took the forefront. While that is coming back into play more strongly, I can’t let the passion for photography and other art forms go.
I find such peace when I go into “shooting mode”. It’s like a trance, just seeing how I’m pulled, clicking away (thank you God for digital photography!). Then coming home, uploading, and seeing what might be process alone, and what may have been art. I like to say images take me, not the other way around. I love seeing the beauty in others that they don’t see ~ people usually balk and say “I look bad in pictures ~ wait, I look good in that one!”
It’s an extension of a life outlook I long to deepen. Seeing God and beauty in everything, every experience. One of the photos in my first solo show “Journey To Light” (on the journey of the soul after breast cancer treatments) someone said “I never thought I would see such beauty in something so damaged”. The photo was of a butterfly with part of its wing ripped off. Can we see that, those places of pain, still expressing beauty, richness, an invitation to see life differently?
I hope to grow into this passion, step by step, as I am guided. All I have right now is a Canon ELPH. Someday soon I hope to have a “real” camera (digital SLR) and learn more about how to use it. I hope you enjoy the images. I will be creating a site to sell them online very shortly. To see the images in the show, just click on the link in “In The Press” where they made a slideshow of my images when I was interviewed about the show by the wonderful Lauren LaRocca of the Frederick News Post.
Thanks for your interest. May you enjoy the play of light and dark in the fullness of your life.