I'm a photographer, an artist, a high-tech hippie and a salvage/flea-market/re-sale junkie, small-biz owner and a single mama of two really super-cool humans and one very noisy and needy cat named Henri.
So here's a few things I think about photography, and also other things...
I believe that photos hold energy. That there is a little something to the theory that they steal "a little piece of our soul" -- except I don't believe it diminishes us, rather, it fills us up instead. It allows us to share a piece of us, whether it's through an image of us or one we've taken that allows others to see things through our eyes, in the unique way we view the world.
I believe that's why there is literally a Photographic Renaissance going on right now, thru the ubiquitous use of phone cameras, digital cameras, editing tools and social media. As a photographer, I'm not threatened by this, I LOOOOVE it! Let the naysayers have at it, but I believe it's bringing us together and allowing us to share our stories, find our kindred and expose the truth more than any other time in history.
Lastly, I believe we can save the planet and turn things right-side-up again. We really do have the power to do it. And ain't nobody gotta get hurt, I swear! I believe we are all one and we are all connected. I believe what we think and do and say and purchase really, really matters A LOT and I'm trying super hard to honor that with my work and how I operate each and every day.
- Make people happy by creating unique & beautiful ways to enjoy photos & objects that are meaningful to them.
- Create jobs for humans, not machines. Or create jobs for machines that help humans & our planet. Those are cool.
- Save the Planet (and Her Humans), dammit.