Visual Echo


Crystal Clear


Avant-Garde Mask


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Blue Steel


Train Spotting

Brenda Maltese

From the age of nine, when I picked up my first camera, my dream was to become a photographer. Time and circumstances had other ideas and I became a yoga instructor. I taught yoga for 15 years, before I finally allowed my spiritual side to guide me to my true calling-Photography!

My passion has always been for the arts; painting, sculpting, and always the burning desire to create with my camera. Two years ago, I finally was in a position to begin a new phase in my life as a self taught photographer.

I moved to Santa Barbara County four years ago and am very inspired by my surroundings, I learned to seek subjects out that may otherwise be overlooked; things considered average or mundane, are very beautiful to me and I try to convey that in my photographs

Although I am fairly new to the world of photography, I have produced award-winning work that has been published and featured in several exhibits, allowing me to express and share my point of view of our world and its boundless beauty.

I will leave you with this one last thought; that I never truly saw the world and its gifts until I viewed it looking through the lens of a camera.


Photo LA 2014, 23rd International Photographic Art Exposition, Women In Photography International, January 2014, Postcards-New work and reflections of the past exhibition

Fall Juried Show, November 2013, Cypress Gallery, Lompoc, CA, Second place

2013 Photo LA, The 22nd Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition, Women In Photography International presentation… presentation, Transportation

New Times Winning Images, November 2012, Publication, San Luis Obispo New Times, Second Place

Art Takes Times Square, June 2012, Billboard presentation of 500 hundred artists from around the world, shown in Times Square


Spirit Vision
Lompoc Civic Theater, Promotional Photography

Women In Photography International Charter Member

Brenda Maltese
Lompoc, CA
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Juror: Clive Waring, Editor/Silvershotz
Interactive Magazine of International Contemporary Photography - winning images:
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