Aunt Mamie’s visits during my childhood were memorable, first and foremost for the great stories she would tell us about the “olden days”. The visit always ended with her shooting a family portrait using an ancient Brownie box camera (check out this site for a fascinating history of the Brownie). My father, not known for his patience, once asked why it took her so long. Her reply: “This picture will last forever, so it's worth spending a few minutes taking it”.
Many years later I bought my first serious camera, the legendary Nikon FTN. I still have that old Nikon, and Aunt Mamie’s words often echo in my mind whenever I put a camera up to my face.
Over the years I have engaged in pretty much every type of photography: products, model portfolios, portraits, weddings, catalog work - mainly fashion and jewelry - landscapes, wildlife, travel, corporate events, and, most recently, food (yum). If I had to choose only one, it would be portraits because it poses the greatest challenge and offers infinite possibilities with any given subject. Just ask my Aunt Mamie.
I am lucky enough to live in the beautiful mountain town of Park City, UT and find inspiration during frequent hikes with my Australian Kelpie, Tucker.
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