BEINECKE LIBRARY / YALE / COLLECTION
Rodney King riots (Nikon AE-1, film) 1992
Hot Rod Revolution (Nikon D80)
dog (Hasselblad, film)
Degrees of Kelvin (Nikon D80)
Sands (Hasselblad XPan, film)
New Orleans (Nikon D80)
(Nikon AE-1, film)
People always ask me where I grew up. It’s difficult to answer
that question. My mother called us gypsies, always on the move,
raised on a road trip. Born in California, I traveled with my family
throughout the country during my youth.
I loved the poetry of Robert Frost. “The woods are lovely,
dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before
I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.”
Too poor to own a camera, I kept my images in my heart. My life
changed when I was plucked from my college radio station, KSPC,
to intern with “The Who” for their Farewell Tour. I
shed the marketing internship, jettisoned the pre-med studies and
dove into art, music and politics. I moved to London for a time
and upon my return to Los Angeles, began working in public radio.
Self-taught in audio engineering, I worked in sound and radio production
for commercial and non-profit. Expanding into visual engineering,
my experience with U2 and David Bowie vitalized me. In 1999, I decided
to keep my promise to myself, enrolled at Los Angeles City College
and began my love affair with the camera.
“Il n’y a rien dans ce monde qui n’ait un moment
décisif” - Cardinal de Retz. Whether I am holding my
Hasselblad, Nikon or Leica, be it film or digital, I hope my images
take you somewhere. I am in the woods, and they are lovely, dark
Portrait photography ~ Classical, environment, candid, glamour,
~ Special needs youth and adults in equine therapy
~ Photography workshops for disadvantaged and at-risk children
and landscape photography ~ Private art collections, 2006-present
Women In Photography International 2005:
“Moose Pass”, Honorable Mention, Virtual Visual
“Leaf in Sand”, Honorable Mention, Beauty: Camera Eye
of the Beholder
Norris Gallery, Palos Verdes Art Center 2003 Solo Exhibit
“Color is at the Heart”
Festival, South Carolina 2001
“Fine Art Exposures” exhibit
Vinci Hall Gallery, Los Angeles City College, 1999
“Madonna and Child”, black and white portrait
Photographers of America (PPA)
UPDATE - AUGUST 2015
- APRIL 2017
He was standing in the foyer, at
what I remember, was Royce Hall at UCLA. Surrounded by people, I
thought that I would never be able to meet him. Throngs of people,
unrelenting, were pushing. And then, he turned and he looked at
me. At me? His gaze was at me! And he introduced himself to my soul.
It seemed as though time was suspended. For a glimpse of eternity
we were in a conversation of no words. For a decade, I didn't understand
my 1989 moment with the Dalai Lama. Not until it found expression
in the medium of photography, bubbling like champagne of the soul,
uncorked. Energy! I've been chasing, studying, cajoling, negotiating
and dancing with energy since. Why? Everything is Energy.
What do we make of it?
Peace? Health? Strength? Respect? Love? It's our choice.
Women In Photography International Charter Member
Los Angeles, California
for all images remains the property of exhibited photographer, and
promotional use for Women In Photography International. All inquiries
regarding use of and purchasing image use rights must be directed
to the photographer.
GALLERY & BIO complete
August 30, 2014
Photographer response AUGUST 2015 -
FINAL: May 2017 website content 1999-2017
womeninphotography.org file transfer to the Beinecke.
All organization files, computer, external hard drive, printed materials,
DVDs, books, competitions files and onsite installation art