|About the Artist:
As a Photographer, I believe it is important to consciously select visually interesting subject matter with appealing compositional elements, shoot at the best time of day to portray the image, use the best technical parameters to capture the image, and tell the subject’s story,….. capture the subject’s essence,…..all while demonstrating a personal visual style or signature that sets your work apart from the work of others. I acknowledge that evaluating and judging photography and art is subjective, yet I believe there are certain universal aesthetic principles and guidelines, which apply to all artwork.
I have been shooting images since I received my first Brownie camera at age 11. As an undergraduate student in Architectural Interior Design at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, I shot with a medium format 2 ¼ Minolta twin lens reflex camera and a hand held light meter, and learned to developed film and make black and white prints.
After receiving my BFA from Pratt, I practiced design in New York City, travelled several times to Europe, and then moved west to study Instructional Technology and multimedia in graduate school at SF State. This led to work in writing, shooting and editing instructional training videos for the Army and the Navy, as well as creating and delivering media-based and instructor-led technology and management programs for the corporate world.
I started using digital camera equipment in 2004. I am a N4C Fellow and have been fortunate to win many club awards for my prints and digital images. I have exhibited and sold my work in group and individual shows at local galleries and establishments including: AWE Gallery, San Francisco; Filioli Gardens & Mansions, Woodside; the Orinda Library, Orinda; Café Theatro, Oakland; the Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton; the Blackhawk Gallery, Danville. Most recently several of my images were published in the Best of Photography 2014 in Photographer’s Forum, a magazine for the emerging professional.
I have been President of both the Contra Costa Camera Club (Pleasant Hill), and the Northern California Council of Camera Clubs (N4C), past Director of the Alamo Danville Artist Society's Rotating Gallery, and Interim Director and Curator at Sun Gallery in Hayward, Ca.
In addition to my fine art photography, I shoot weddings and events with my photographer/musician husband, Stephen Busch, and I judge photography competitions and exhibitions in California at local and regional levels.