I am fascinated by the natural world around us and how, if we look close enough, we can more strongly sense both its beauty and its harshness. My camera lens allows me to explore, embrace, and share my emotional connection with nature. What I most want people to take away from my photographic work is to have sensed one small slice of their environment in a new way: to see something they have not experienced before in quite the same way. I grew up in suburban Long Island, New York as a tomboy-ish kid, climbing trees, playing in fields and escaping to the outdoors whenever I could. Hiking, biking, and running allowed me to breath in the world around me and I picked up a camera early on. Always drawn to visual images, I studied both photography and imaging science and also work as a radiologist. My photography has been the parallel and creative complement to my medical imaging career. I have had the privilege of studying with several master photographers, including Kathryn Kolb and Eileen Rafferty.
It is my goal for my photos to convey a sense of the dynamism of nature, such as in “slow rush” in which the juxtaposition of the ocean and the smoothed lava that it has shaped are captured through a slow shutter speed. While I have worked in various media, my photography has evolved to be all digital, take advantage of only natural light, and emphasize vibrant, close-up and often abstract and insular views of the natural world through a shallow depth of field. The work is printed on archival watercolor paper, which helps to enhance its realistic and simultaneously surrealistic qualities. I have been fortunate to have my photography featured in multiple venues. In 2011, my work was showcased in a one-woman exhibit entitled “Consider the Dew Drop,” at Rose Squared Gallery in Decatur, Georgia. One of the show’s pieces, “Watercolour” received an Honorable Mention in the Women in Photography International Competition 2012.