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There’s nothing quite like the smell of pine in the air as I walk down a path and feel the crunch of pine needles and fall leaves under my feet. I enjoy the adrenaline rush I feel as I see quick movements in the vegetation around me that puts my senses immediately on alert. Give me the outdoors and give me birds…lots of birds to photograph! I’ve traveled the country this past year, looking for special moments to capture. In January, 2016 it was to see bald eagles in Iowa. Then in March I went to Kansas with a photog friend to capture shots of prairie chickens and shorebirds. The list goes on. With a camera in my hand as I savor each trip, I realize more and more how precious moments like this truly are.
Photography has been a rebirth for me, particularly as I delve into wildlife photography. In the fall of 2016 I made a decision to focus on wildlife and announced it to the world. In doing so I made a conscious decision to focus on an artistic endeavor that brings a tremendous sense of joy and peace to me when I am out in the field. The first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning is photography – typically as it pertains to birds. It’s also the last thing I think about at night when I go to bed. When I am not actively creating art or learning about how to improve I feel as though I can’t breathe. I get antsy and anxious. I retreat from the general population to regroup. For this reason I am either out taking photos virtually every weekend, reading up on new techniques or working on editing and improving my skills as a photographer. Because I must.
In 2019 I further refined my focus to pursue conservation photography in particular, and have been working with Appalachia Ohio Alliance and the Arc of Appalachia to provide visual support for their mission through imagery.
I crave being outside, surrounded by trees and wildflowers. Every available moment I have is spent outdoors walking in the woods or spending time near the waterways of Ohio, trying with all the power I have in my artistic arsenal to reflect the experiences I am able to enjoy through my photography. Translating my experiences and time with different subjects within a particular landscape has been extremely challenging artistically and yet exhilarating as well. My most recent quest is one of preservation and conservation and to become more involved with several conservation local organizations in creating images that reflect the astounding beauty and diversity of the subjects found within its boundaries. In all of its forms.